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.
Peter Hannam A chemical used to control insects and non-native pest birds is likely to blame for the deaths of hundreds of wild birds near Dubbo in the state's central west, the NSW Environment Protection...
Monte Morin When life gets stressful, Asian elephants help each other feel better by trumpeting sympathetic noises and using their trunks to touch their friend's - um - private parts, according to new research.
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.
Rachel Wells LORELLE Hunt says she would rather ''go homeless'' than see her beloved labrador retriever Rogue suffer.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Peter Ker There are moments when the Tasmanian wilderness achieves pure silence, leaving city ears straining for noise.
Facing extinction, these rare birds have been given a helping hand to fight back, writes Peter Ker.
Josephine Tovey WHEN a horse is in trouble it doesn't just whinny, it screams.