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Invasive Water Snakes Could Pose Risk To Native Species In California
2014-06-26 03:53:17

University of California - Davis Water snakes, commonly seen in the lakes, rivers and streams of the eastern United States, are invading California waterways and may pose a threat to native and endangered species in the state, according to a University of California, Davis, study. While scientists do not know exactly how many water snakes are in California, roughly 300 individuals of two different species — the common water snake and the southern water snake — have been found in the...

Snakes Evolve Along Similar Path Of Poison Resistance Say Biologists
2012-03-06 04:57:40

Utah State University biologists have long studied varied species of North American garter snakes that have evolved an amazing resistance to a deadly neurotoxin found in innocuous-looking newts, a favorite food of the snakes. The researchers have now discovered that snakes of different types in Central and South America and Asia have evolved the same resistance in a strikingly similar way. The findings, by USU alum Chris Feldman, PhD´08, now a faculty member at the University of...

Image 1 - Male Snakes With Boosted Estrogen Attract Other Males
2012-02-11 04:28:47

A new study has shown that boosting the estrogen levels of male garter snakes causes them to secrete the same pheromones that females use to attract suitors, and turned the males into just about the sexiest snake in the neighborhood — attracting dozens of other males eager to mate. This experiment in the famed garter snake caverns of Manitoba, Canada, was one of the first in a field setting to ever quantify the effects of estrogen as a stimulant of pheromones, scientists said, in...

2008-08-07 09:00:29

By Krista Ledbetter The Mequon Nature Preserve supports a city bike trail project that could harm the one thing the organization is designed to protect. The bike trail will connect the Oak Leaf Trail to the south and the Interurban Trail to the north of the preserve. But a small portion of the estimated $400,000, 8,500-foot gravel path proposed for the preserve runs straight through a potential habitat for the Butler's garter snake, a threatened species in Wisconsin. "We'll do what we...

2008-07-10 15:00:30

By Judy Fahys, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 10--Jim Dix knows what it's like to have a rattlesnake problem on your hands. His family once fled their home in California when he was a kid because a pet rattler got loose in the house. "My parents had to go to a hotel for a week until I found it," says Dix, grinning at the memory. These days, the west-side resident fields calls from people throughout the Salt Lake Valley with rattlesnake problems of their own. He operates Reptile Rescue, an...


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2007-06-25 07:24:02

The Northern Ribbon Snake, Thamnophis sauritus septentrionalis, is a species of garter snake and occurs in the United States and Canada. It can be found in southern Maine, Michigan, New York, northern Ohio and Indiana, in the United States and southern Ontario in Canada. Ribbon Snakes inhabit marshes or live near the edges of lakes, ponds, and streams. It is a slender black or brown snake with three bright yellow or white stripes on its back. The head is black, with the scales alongside...

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2007-02-18 23:14:12

The San Francisco Garter Snake, Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia, is a species of colubrid snake resident only in San Mateo County and extreme northern Santa Cruz County in the state of California. There are only 1,000 to 2,000 estimated numbers of this subspecies of the common garter snake. They prefer wet, marshy areas and are very elusive to see or capture. This particular garter snake presents a burnt orange head, greenish-yellow dorsal stripe edged with black, bordered by a red stripe...

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2007-02-18 16:03:13

The Texas Garter Snake, Thamnophis sirtalis annectens, is a subspecies of the common garter snake. It is found largely in eastern and central Texas, with a small population in Kansas. They are earthly and generally found in dry, lightly wooded areas. The Texas Garter Snake is commonly mistaken for other garter snake species. They have a greenish-black body with a distinctive bright orange or red stripe down the center and yellowish stripes on either side. They are generally not aggressive,...

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2007-02-18 16:01:45

The Red-stripe Ribbon Snake, Thamnophis proximus rubrilineatus, is a species of garter snake found in the United States, in central Texas. It is semi-aquatic, spending most of its time on the edge of swamps, ponds, lakes, or slow moving streams. Their diet consists primarily of amphibians, such as the northern cricket frog, but they will also consume lizards and small rodents. They get their common name from the distinctive red stripe down the center of its back. They move fast and are...

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2007-02-18 15:55:25

The Fox Snake is the common name given to two species of non-venomous snake: the Eastern Fox Snake, Pantherophis gloydi, and the Western Fox Snake, Pantherophis vulpina. Both species are native to North America. The eastern fox snake is found in the states of Ohio and eastern Michigan and the Canadian province of Ontario. The western fox snake is found in western Michigan, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa. The eastern variety prefers the flat, marshy areas of Lake Huron and Lake Erie. The...

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