We were thrilled to receive a phone call from two young artists and snake enthusiasts from Kentucky a few months ago. They wanted to share their snake preservation art project with us: Snake preservation art project by Henry and Caleb. “The snake is made out of sticks and leaves to symbolize how snakes are a… Read More


glue trap

Today we present the latest in our #SnakeHero series and commend our friend Brandon Thomas La Forest, for rescuing this baby: This newborn baby western diamondback rattlesnake was stuck, frightened, starved, and thirsty… FOR 3 DAYS before the homeowner contacted the Arizona Herpetological Association. With much care and vegetable oil, Brandon was able to free… Read More


July 16 is World Snake Day! While snakes are threatened by many of the same issues that affect all wildlife (habitat loss, climate change, and disease), negative attitudes toward snakes may be the biggest barrier to their conservation because it often impedes efforts to address other threats. So do your part by spreading positive messages… Read More


Rattlesnake saved from netting

Although I cite social media as one of ASP’s main methods of education, I often question whether we’re just preaching to the choir. Our followers probably already like snakes, or they wouldn’t follow Snake Advocate, right? Even if that’s true, you never know what could make a difference, even save a life. Following our first… Read More


Mohave rattlesnake

Today we introduce a new series, Snake Heroes, where we’ll feature stories of people helping snakes. Tell us your #SnakeHero Story   A few weeks ago we got a frantic call from one of supporters, Cindy, who had found a mohave rattlesnake stuck in bird netting. Cindy had done what she could without putting herself… Read More


How YOU can help snakes

Changing the way people view and treat animals as maligned as snakes is no small task, but you can help make this happen. ASP is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization so contributions are tax-deductible as allowed by law, and will go directly toward our efforts to promote compassionate conservation and coexistence with snakes, which you can… Read More


We’re delighted to congratulate our friend and #SnakeHero Dr. Jennifer Fill on the successful defense of her doctoral dissertation! In addition to being a dedicated scientist, Jen LOVES snakes and we expect she’ll use her degree to help us all understand more about these magnificent animals. Back in 2013, Jen visited Arizona and wrote the… Read More


WARNING! Today’s post is not about snakes, but because 1) this is such an awesome story, and 2) Gilas have always been honorary snakes in my mind, I decided to include it here. Our friend Jeff Servoss works for USFWS and in his spare time, does outreach for snakes (how cool is that?). He shared… Read More