2022 The Year in Snakes

Article in theNew York Timeson social reptiles! Online classes and workshops In-person displays& presentations Hotline calls & texts Snake rescues Coexisting With Pitvipers Symposium! Signatures submitted to the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries to End The Lake Providence Snake Rodeo Interactions on Facebook and Instagram Hours watched on our YouTube channel People learned about …

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Snakes Are Neighbors!

Snakes Are Everything #9 Bryan Hughes will discuss snakes living in and around human development: who thrives, who has no tolerance for urban environments, and what does sustainable co-habitation between snakes and homeowners look like? Bryan founded Rattlesnake Solutions LLC in 2010 to save snakes from shovels and shotguns and each year they resolve hundreds …

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Kathy Bricker

#SnakeHero We lost an amazing champion for snakes, wildlife, and wild places in 2022. Kathy Bricker not only worked with international conservation organizations, but started local efforts to preserve open space, recycle, connect people with nature, and raise awareness about birds and environmental issues. But it wasn’t just relatively popular and well-known issues that caught …

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Allie Rose Radabaugh

#SnakeHero This summer we presented a Snake Hero Award to Allie Rose for her outreach on behalf of a Dekay’s Brownsnake. When this tiny, defenseless snake showed up in her school yard, students and teachers panicked and the snake paid the ultimate (and unfortunately common) price. This snake lover turned her broken heart to action …

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Snake Uses iPhone?

When we encountered this Rock Rattlesnake a few weeks ago, we were aiming for a unique shot, but ended up with something completely unexpected and difficult to explain.

Did You Know… Some Snakes Can Change Color?

Pictured here is Glendy, a male Arizona Black Rattlesnake, at his darkest and lightest. Like many snakes, Arizona Black Rattlesnakes (Crotalus cerberus) undergo morphological color change as they age. What is illustrated here is rarer in snakes; physiological color change is probably most well-known in chameleons, but Arizona Black Rattlesnakes can do this too! What’s …

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Snakes Are Feared!

Snakes Are Everything #8 Dr. Andrew Hoffman discusses the widespread fear of snakes among the general public and the role social media is playing in amplifying these fears. He combines his personal observations from snake research and outreach, recent findings in the social sciences, and his experience in creating and growing the social media channel …

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Indiscriminate Shooting of Native Wildlife Celebrated at This Weekend’s Lake Providence Snake Rodeo

Dozens of helpful, harmless snakes will be shot this weekend at the Lake Providence Snake Rodeo in northeastern Louisiana. Advocates for Snake Preservation (ASP), a charity dedicated to changing how people view and treat snakes, and Louisiana Amphibian and Reptile Enthusiasts (L.A.R.E.), a group fostering appreciation and conservation of reptiles and amphibians in The Pelican …

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