Man says he spotted venomous coral snake at Houston’s Memorial Park
HOUSTON – Watch your step the next time you’re at Memorial Park. Visitor Christian Seehausen is giving Houstonians the heads up about a rare venomous snake spotted near the trails. Seehausen shared a picture in a Reddit post, writing “this was just a foot or two off the trail, right next to a bench on the Inner Loop trail near the Nature Center.”Coral snake spotted at Memorial Park. “But still, be careful out there.”[RELATED: Venomous snakes in Texas you need to know about]According to Texas Parks and Wildlife, coral snakes are one of four kinds of venomous species in Texas and are shy and rarely seen. The snake can be identified by its small mouth and red, yellow, and black ordered stripesAccording to Texas Parks and Wildlife, coral snakes are usually not aggressive and though its bites are dangerous, they are rare.
Cobra and rattlesnake seized from Atascocita home, officials say
HOUSTON Harris County officials seized a cobra and rattlesnake from an Atascocita home after obtaining a court order, officials said on Twitter. Harris County Precinct 5 Constables deputies removed the snakes from the Atascocita-area home in July after obtaining a court order. A cobra and a rattlesnake are recovering after Precinct 5 deputies obtained a court order to remove them from an Atascocita-area home last month. The results of our investigation will be turned over to the District Attorneys Office for potential criminal charges. #HouNews pic.twitter.com/dDNa82ZfBc Harris County Pct 5 (@HCpct5) August 13, 2020An investigation is underway and results will be turned over to the District Attorneys Office for potential criminal charges, officials say.
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New 'Hunger Games' book sells more than 500,000 copies
NEW YORK A decade after the Hunger Games series had apparently ended, readers were clearly ready for more. Suzanne Collins' The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes sold more 500,000 copies last week, even as many of the country's bookstores were closed or offering limited service because of the coronavirus pandemic. NPD BookScan, which tracks around 85 percent of the print market, reported Wednesday that Songbirds and Snakes" topped last week's list with 270,000 copies sold. Collins' book, a prequel to her previous Hunger Games novels, came 10 years after the author seemingly wrapped up the Dystopian series with Mockingjay." Collins' novels, which also include The Hunger Games and Catching Fire," have sold more than 100 million copies worldwide and are the basis for a billion dollar movie franchise.