On Nature's Death Row

Discussion in 'Celebrate Biodiversity' started by Sundrop, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. Sundrop

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    Interesting article. I didn 't realize how small even the original Carolinian forest was in Ontario. The only small mistake that I noticed was the mention of the Massasauga Rattlesnake as the only venomous snake in Canada. I know that BC has rattlesnakes, and a quick check via Google verified that they belong to a different species. There is a third species in the prairie provinces.
     
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    True, there is a mistake. He probably had Ontario in mind.

    I just looked at the Net to find that in Canada there are four :-) species of venomous snakes
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    Northern Pacific rattlesnake in BC
    2. Desert Nightsnake in BC
    3. Massasauga in Ontario
    4. Prairie rattlesnake in Saskatchewan and Alberta. See: How many venomous snakes are there in Canada
     

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