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 This season’s Rattlesnake project picked up where it left off in 2013, wanting to concentrate on the area where last year’s juvie Diamondback was found, but we had to wait for a prescribed burn to clear out the thick vegetation.  In the meantime we focused on other promising areas that were already black.  Turned up a nice supporting cast, but not the main attraction.      Finally the fire gods smiled.  We hit the hot spot, hard, and found EDBs at last, four days in a row!   Number 1:           Number 2: Number 3: Number 4:        Now we had proof of a surviving population, and enough momentum to keep the project going.  The most suitable snake was outfitted with a transmitter, and his movements monitored for the rest of the season, pointing the way to next year.
Eastern Hognose Snake Heterodon platirhinos
Corn Snake Pantherophis guttatus
Eastern Kingsnake Lampropeltis getula
Rough Green Snake Opheodrys aestivus
Southern Black Racer Coluber constrictor priapus
Carolina Pygmy Rattlesnake Sistrurus miliarius miliarius
Spotted Turtle Clemmys guttata
Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake Crotalus adamanteus
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