Author Archive | Chuck

Snake Relocation

“Hey!  There’s a rattlesnake out here!”  Yeah……..sure, I thought.  Having just concluded a reptile presentation for some Yuma 4th graders visiting Imperial National Wildlife Refuge, I knew that they were thinking snake thoughts.  And one of our snakes I had shown them could easily be mistaken for a rattlesnake.

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Snake FAQs

How do you tell a male from a female snake? To determine sex, snakes are usually probed with a metal instrument in their cloacal opening (the opening at the base of their tail from which eggs are laid, where the snake defecates, and where copulation occurs).  This is a difficult procedure and should only be […]

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