Marissa Calligeros TODDLER Kyle Cummings has kept redclaw crayfish, chickens and a pig as pets on his family's hectare property.
Deborah Smith CAPTURING the Holy Grail of Australian reptiles turned out to be something of an anti-climax for Gavin Bedford.
Richard Willingham, Mathew Murphy and Reid Sexton Victorians are being urged to be patient and prepare for long delays when they return to work and school today, as they battle flood-damaged and closed roads.
Feral snakes are emerging as a potentially serious new threat to Australia's biodiversity, with an increasing number of illegal reptiles being smuggled into the country, a new report says.
Julie Power Elaine Davies is a reluctant and unusual eco warrior. But to the City of Sydney she is the very model of a modern eco hero.
Darren Gray THE evening light brings out the best in Scott Anderson's corn crop. The softer sunshine gives it a golden tinge, the abundant leaves look healthy and green, and when the breeze picks up they create...
Tim Young Hour after hour, Paul Jones sits atop a 40-metre tower and scans the horizon for smoke and fire.
John Thistleton Ah, life in the bush capital on Australia Day.
Eamonn Duff QANTAS had its very own dramatic 'snakes on a plane' episode on Thursday when a three-metre python joined passengers onboard an early morning flight bound for Papua New Guinea.
Besides the inland taipan, Australia has many other dangerous creatures.
Dan Proudman NOTE to budding snake lovers - if the world's most venomous land snake isn't hungry, don't try to force feed it.
Rachel Wells LORELLE Hunt says she would rather ''go homeless'' than see her beloved labrador retriever Rogue suffer.
Ron Cerabona One of the enduring overseas jokes about Australia is that our towns and cities have kangaroos hopping down the streets. In Canberra, at least, it's not a joke.
David Lockwood In a rare but increasing show of solidarity, commercial and recreational fishers fired broadsides at the same target last week - hastily declared marine parks and Labor's proposed one million square...
Reid Sexton Hundreds of residents in the flood-ravaged town of Nathalia in Victoria’s north have been urged to evacuate this afternoon amid fears that temporary levees may not withstand the once-in-a-century...
Stephen Lacey There's plenty renters can do to make their homes greener.
Elizabeth Weise It sounded like a joke when the news first broke in 2000: giant Burmese pythons were invading the Everglades.
An Indian labourer who had his scalp ripped off by a rampaging leopard over the weekend has spoken of his horrific ordeal, saying he was trying to save the cat when it turned on him.
'No one is allowed to sleep until we find it.'' Ecologist Dr James Smith is half joking but the force of his voice suggests he is determined, even a bit desperate.
Megan Levy An Australian traveller says he was horrified to find a live koala for sale at a restaurant in southern China where the menu was offering the iconic marsupial for dinner in either ‘‘braised or...