A St. Charles couple kept 157 snakes and lizards in their split-level rental property, as well as at least 1,500 live mice to feed them, and one dog. The snakes were housed in clean cages -- the problem was all the animal waste, which the couple, Michelle Higgins and Anthony Higgins, Sr., did not ... More >>
Acting on an anonymous tip, Palmyra Police raided the home of Brandon Boyles on January 30 and discovered more than 30 exotic animals in his keeping, including a six-foot-long alligator, poisonous snakes and constrictors (one measuring thirteen feet long), and some spiders and scorpions. Accordin ... More >>
Some call them snot otters, others old lasagna sides, grampus and devil dogs, but we prefer the colloquial term hellbender. If you're going to name a salamander, you might as well make it sound way more badass than it is.
Hellbenders live in Missouri's rivers. Or, rather, they used to live in Misso ... More >>