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Giant Garter Snake Garners Attention

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August 04, 2009 07:57AM
AP story, hence not quoted:

Some supplemental information:


The giant garter snake is one of North America’s largest native snakes, reaching up to 64 inches in length and endemic to California’s Central Valley, where it originally inhabited natural wetlands. Unfortunately, wetland destruction for agricultural, urban, and industrial development has eliminated more than 90 percent of suitable habitat for the species, forcing snakes to rely heavily on rice fields and managed marsh areas....

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