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Cottonmouths of Our Barrier Islands

Rick O'ConnorDecember 7th, 2023I am going to end 2023 with an article on a project I hope to conduct in 2024.  It will focus on insular cottonmouths and will focus on the western panhandle, though those in the eastern panhandle might be interested and could help.  For obvious reasons, conducting this project as a citizen science one is […]

Pensacola Snake Watch – 2023 3rd Quarter Update

Rick O'ConnorOctober 27th, 2023Since last year we have been logging reports from area residents of snake encounters.  The purpose of this is education.  We are learning which species people most frequently encounter, what time of year different species are encountered, and where they are being encountered.  Here is the 2023 3rd Quarter Update.   To date – we […]

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Considering Protection for Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnakes and Could Use Your Help

Rick O'ConnorApril 21st, 2023This sounds similar to the idea that has been discussed about protecting some species of sharks.  Do we really want to do this?   It reminds me of an interesting situation that was created when they passed the Marine Mammal Act in 1972.  The law seemed simple enough.  Citizens wanted to protect our marine mammals […]