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Title: Don't tread on me

Author: Schiff, N.;

Date: 2009

Source: Delta Wildlife. 17(2): 22.

Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication

Description: Always be careful when you turn over a piece of wood that is lying on the ground. You might find something horrid there. Last month, under an insect· rearing cage in the Delta Experimental Forest, a research associate discovered a Canebrake rattlesnake, Crotalus horrid us, coiled up and ready to strike. The associate carefully collected the snake; we took some pictures of it and then released it a few days later. Only after it was gone, when I was reading about it in my books, did I realize how special this animal is. Not only is it one of the most evolutionarily advanced snakes, it has special significance for America as one of our nation's oldest patriotic symbols.

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Schiff, N. 2009. Don't tread on me. Delta Wildlife. 17(2): 22.


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