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2011-07-27 12:56:40

Federal wildlife officials said on Tuesday that the gopher tortoise has been listed as eligible for protection under the Endangered Species Act, but limited funding could prevent the tortoise from being put on the list at this time. Cindy Dohner, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's regional director for the Southeast, said there is sufficient scientific data to list the gopher tortoise as threatened in parts of Alabama, Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. "But we do not have the resources...

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2007-02-18 23:21:30

The Texas Indigo Snake, Drymarchon corais erebennus, is a non-venomous, colubrid snake found in the southern end of the State of Texas, and into Mexico as far as Vera Cruz. They prefer lightly vegetated areas not far from permanent water sources. They are also found in mesquite savannah, open grassland, and coastal sand dunes. Texas Indigo Snakes are predominantly black in color, with a high sheen which gives their scales an amazing iridescence. The underbelly is often salmon-pink in...

2005-06-23 09:34:39

A Black Rat Snake (Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta) is a species of rat snake that snake prefers heavily wooded areas. They are known for having excellent climbing ability, including the ability to climb the trunk of large mature trees without the aid of branches. Though they do consume mice and rats, the Black Rat Snakes also willingly consume chipmunks, squirrels, birds, and bird eggs. In captivity, they have a reputation for being "vacuum cleaners," and will eat almost anything placed in front...

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Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.