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

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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Image credit: Dick Dickinson

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