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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
John Thistleton Ah, life in the bush capital on Australia Day.
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.
Stephen Lacey There's plenty renters can do to make their homes greener.
'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.
Gold Coast residents are fighting back after being tormented for years by a noisy bat colony.
Dan Nancarrow The Condamine community is so serious about doing its bit for the environment it wants the whole universe to take note of its efforts.
Baby Burmese pythons take their time, but the newest additions to the Australian Reptile Park are on track to hatch in time for the holidays.
Richard Woolveridge "The brush-tailed possum is the most widely distributed possum in Australia. It can be found in forests and woodlands all along the east coast," states the NSW Government's Office of Environment...
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.
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.