Snakes of the United States Project Noah Mission Update – December 14, 2012
Project Noah Update by Lisa Powers.
This week at Project Noah, I am pleased to report that the Snakes of the United States -CSC mission has had an addition of 7 new spottings, including the federally endangered Eastern Indigo Snake, bringing the total number to 1,181. I am also pleased to report we added 10 new members to the bringing the total to 485 users.
If you are a Project Noah member and wish to help us improve the database by recruiting new members and spottings to the CSC mission, please email Lisa Powers: firstname.lastname@example.org
Project Noah Snake Spotting of the Week
The rough greensnake is a gentle and often inquisitive snake. It is often arboreal and may be found in vegetation close by to water. They are a diurnal snake and as such have much better eyesight than many nocturnal and crepuscular snakes. They feed on spiders, katydids and other insects. They will rarely attempt to bite, and on the rare occasion they do, do not inflict any pain or harm. They are nonvenomous and found throughout the eastern United States except for the higher elevations in the Appalachians. It is listed as a species of Least Concern by the IUCN, meaning that it is a common snake and is currently not under threat of becoming extinct
The Project Noah Update is provided by Lisa Powers.