Snake Shortage

Should we be worried about this? ‘Possible Snake Shortage Looms’ is the headline on Science News…

The new finding strikes herpetologist Harry Greene of Cornell University as “deeply troubling.” Checking for trends in other populations will be difficult, he says, because snakes are notoriously hard to count. “Being secretive is a very snakey thing.”

I’ll keep an eye out at the Pond Procession on Saturday. I saw some critters at the edge of a lot on a dead-end off Elmwood Avenue yesterday. They were squirrel size, but round, brown and chubby. Muskrats? Anyone have a guess?

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