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Old 03-04-2010, 09:41 AM   #1
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Snakes interrupted: roads causing genetic decline
in CategoryResearch Briefs | DateFeb 18, 2010
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Snakes interrupted: roads causing genetic decline**** - Front Page - Conservation Maven
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For wildlife like the timber rattlesnsake, trying to cross even light-traffic country roads presents a formidable life-or-death challenge. As a new study in the journal Conservation Biology shows, these roads can also contribute to the genetic decline of the species....
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Old 03-05-2010, 06:11 AM   #2
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Reminds me of finding the hatchling black rat snake at the mailbox this past year, hit by a car. Poor little bugger. I look forward to finding them on the property in the future though . . .
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Old 03-07-2010, 05:20 PM   #3
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I like the guy's comment at the bottom about how snakes need to learn to adapt to road crossing. Here's your sign.

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As sad as it is, species need to adapt in situations like this. Without roads, humans couldn't do the things we do.
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Old 03-08-2010, 12:42 PM   #4
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Improperly designed roads can indeed result in genetic decline-
Wildlife crossing road...
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