Posted by: Bob Payne | August 26, 2011

Conservation Groups Seek Protection For Rattlesnakes

Wildlife coordinator for Alabama’s Conservation Department, Mark Sasser reports that he has seen a decline with the eastern diamondback rattlesnake and other species associated with long leaf pine forests and his department is working to re-establish suitable habitat so the species can rebound, reports the ASsociated Press (AP). Snake researcher Dr. Bruce Means and conservation groups The Center for Biological Diversity, Protect All Living Species and One More Generation, want the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to list the snake as threatened because of its shrinking range in the Southeast, including south Alabama.

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