HAVE YOU SEEN A GIANT SALAMANDER?

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If ever a salamander was an unsung hero, it is the amphiuma. Reaching lengths of 4 feet, amphiumas are longer than any other amphibian in the Western Hemisphere. So few people ever see one, they do not even have a … Continued

WHAT SHOULD WE DO ABOUT BULLFROGS?

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Conservation gets complicated when a native U.S. species is appreciated in one part of the country but despised in another. Consider, if you will, the American bullfrog. “In the Eastern US, where it’s native, its oversized impact is a good … Continued

MANY ANIMALS USE ALLIGATOR NESTS

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The ecological importance of American alligators as top predators has long been established. A paper recently published in the online scientific journal Animals (MDPI) presents new information about these imposing animals. Thomas Rainwater, a research scientist at South Carolina’s Tom … Continued

HOW COMMON ARE COPPERHEADS?

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 I received the following questions recently. The answers are pertinent for the season. Q. I will be visiting family in Alabama, Florida and South Carolina and like to look for snakes for fun wherever I am. How likely am I … Continued