|From:||Lenny Siegel <email@example.com>|
|Date:||Thu, 9 Jul 2009 11:15:11 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] BIOTA: Ft. Polk (LA) snake|
Fort Polk conservation branch aids threatened Louisiana pine snake Alexandria Town Talk (LA) July 8, 2009FORT POLK - It's probably safe to say that snakes, as a species, aren't going to win any popularity contests. It can be hard to have warm, cuddly feelings toward something with scales, fangs and possibly poison.
AdvertisementBite potential aside, snakes deserve the same help as any of their wildlife counterparts - cute or not, biologists say.
"I understand there is some innate fear that people have about snakes. To a lot of people, a snake is a bad thing. We are constantly trying to change their minds," said Christopher A. Melder, contract wildlife biologist at Fort's Polk's Directorate of Public Works, Environment and Natural Resources Management Division, Conservation Branch.
One snake in a bit of a tight spot is the Louisiana pine snake. Without some help from Fort Polk's conservation branch, it could be in danger of fading away.
.... For the entire article, see http://www.thetowntalk.com/article/20090708/NEWS01/90708032 -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <firstname.lastname@example.org> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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