Yesssss, It's Another New Year

The Chinese year of the snake officially kicks off Jan. 24, and the reptiles seem restless with anticipation. Around the globe, apodes have been lurking in the news.

SUPER BOWL SAVIORS The NFL's turf consultant, George Toma, announced plans to deploy inflatable snakes on the field of Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla., when it is seeded this week for the Jan. 28 Super Bowl. These will be in addition to inflatable owls and remote-control cars that are used to scare off seed-gobbling birds.

STUNNING SERPENTS The world's largest reptile zoo, in Tula, Russia, is attempting to improve its occupants' less-than-lovable...

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