Marissa Calligeros TODDLER Kyle Cummings has kept redclaw crayfish, chickens and a pig as pets on his family's hectare property.
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.
Deborah Smith CAPTURING the Holy Grail of Australian reptiles turned out to be something of an anti-climax for Gavin Bedford.
Caroline Zielinski Vets have saved a goldfish's life in remarkable micro-surgery at a Melbourne animal hospital.
Stephanie Wood The Top End's crocodile population has bounced back since the animals were protected, and stakeholders agree that resolving the sometimes deadly conflict between crocs and humans is a priority.
Tim Elliott The sea turtle, one of the earth's oldest creatures, is facing a battle for survival.
Nicky Phillips The Tasmanian tiger had the fierce name, but new research has found a distant cousin was a far more ferocious killer.
Esther Han With a breed name of ''magnificent'', Spotty was bound to leapfrog the competition at the Easter Show.
Jon Brodie, James Cook University New “Reef Facts” commercials are currently airing during prime-time television shows in Australia, purporting to tell the “facts” about the environmental health of the Great...
A species of snake that had been lost for almost 80 years has been rediscovered on a remote Mexican island.
Peter Hannam Snakes alive, it's been a warm autumn. Winter, too, which starts on Sunday, will be off to a mild if soggy start.
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.
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...
Megan Levy A large python has swallowed a pet dog that was chained up inside its kennel in a backyard in northern NSW.
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.