A 40-year-old herpetologist is in intensive care in hospital after being bitten by a viper in a Thessaloniki school.
The incident happened on Friday evening when the volunteer herpetologist - a zoologist who studies reptiles and amphibians - was called to the school to trap a viper spotted by a teacher.
A passerby looks at a fatally injured loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) on Karathonas Beach near Nafplio, in the northern Peloponnese, on Saturday. The turtle washed up on the beach earlier in the day with multiple injuries across its body, possibly from a boat propellor, in one of several similar incidents reported in the area over the past few weeks.
A string of mysterious caretta caretta sea turtle deaths have been noted around Naxos. The thirteenth turtle with stab wounds to its neck this year was found by swimmers at the region of Grotta.
The Naxos Wildlife Protection Fund is calling on local authorities to take action to secure the safety of the protected species against fishermen.