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Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.

The Enigma of Rattlesnakes

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The timber rattlesnake is an important part of the forest ecosystem. Loss of habitat through development reduces its numbers. The snake also has an undeserved reputation as a creature to be feared. People encountering it often kill it, when all the snake wants is to avoid people. Herpetologist John Sealy discusses positive values of the rattlesnake and why it should be protected.
Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 68 Issue 2, July 2000, p48-52, il