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Endangered snake recovers on Lake Erie islands

Kristin Stanford coordinates research on the endangered Lake Erie water snakes. She places a captured snake into a pillow case held by research assistant Max Castorani. They will record information about the snake before releasing it.
August 3, 2007

An endangered snake is reclaiming a place on the shores of the Lake Erie islands. A long term study based at Ohio State University’s Stone Lab on Lake Erie monitors the snake’s numbers and habits, as well as its popularity among the islanders. The researchers’ efforts have brought the snake back from the brink of extinction in less than a decade.