Yes, Michigan Does Have A Venomous Snake and It’s in Trouble

Federal government says it may be time to list wetlands dwelling snake as a threatened species

The only venomous snake in the Great Lakes region has it’s largest population in Michigan and it’s disappearing. Now federal fish and wildlife authorities are considering following a handful of states that have listied the Massasauga Rattlesnake as a threatened species. Mike Redmer is a Biologist with the U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife Service. He tells WDET’s Amy Miller that although the snake is already protected by state laws, a federal listing takes additional steps.

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