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for Brimleyana Vol. Issue 1, Mar 1979
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Brown discusses food habits of snakes from North and South Carolina, providing information on 690 food items from 479 snakes of 32 species.
H. H. and C. S. Brimley, immigrant English boys, came to Raleigh in 1880. Herbert became an outstanding taxidermist and worked for the Museum of Natural Science for sixty years, fifty-one as curator and director. Clement was an entomologist for the Agriculture Department and published the first catalog of insects in the South, The List of Insects of North Carolina. The Brimleys were the state's most influential naturalists, whose work left a lasting mark on the state
Populations of the mole salamander (Ambystoma talpoideum) have been found in Union and Surry Counties. These are the state's first verified records of this salamander from east of the eastern Continental Divide. Three new locations for the four-toed salamander (Hemidactylium scutatum) have been found in the Coastal Plain.
One terrestrial leech, Haemopis septagon, inhabits North Carolina in the swamps and moist floodplains of the eastern Piedmont and Coastal Plain. It was discovered in 1972 and is one of the newest additions to the state's known fauna. Large earthworms appear to be the primary food source.
Tarplee reports on a study of fish populations located in two northeastern swamp streams, Duke and Hoggard Mill Creek, conducted from May to August 1972, to determine their composition and magnitude.
Many of the early voyagers and explorers, dating back to Thomas Hariot in 1588, reported sightings of parrots or parakeets in the Carolinas. McKinley discusses these early reports of the Carolina parakeet in North and South Carolina and what happened to it in later centuries.