To the Editor: During 2008, the ninth year of a long-term biologic monitoring program, 3 eastern massasauga rattlesnakes
(Sistrurus catenatus catenatus) with severe facial swelling and disfiguration died within 3 weeks after discovery near Carlyle, Illinois, USA.
The refuge currently harbors one of three known populations of Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnakes
in Missouri (Johnson, 2000).
MOVEMENT AND HABITAT USAGE BY THE EASTERN MASSASAUGA RATTLESNAKE
The Service's Wisconsin Private Lands Office and its three Service partners (Necedah National Wildlife Refuge, Green Bay Ecological Services Field Office, and Leopold Wetland Management District) received an ESLIP grant in 1999 to promote conservation of the Karner blue butterfly and eastern massasauga rattlesnake
(Sistrurus catenatus catenatus) in voluntary cooperation with private landowners.
allows users to get an up-close look at dangerous snakes like the Northern Copperhead and Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake
-- minus the antivenin kit
such as the sage grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus urophasianus), northern bobwhite (Colinus virginianus), burrowing owl (Speotyto cunicularia), eastern Massasauga rattlesnake
(Sistrurus catenatus catenatus), and spiny softshell turtle (Apalone spinifera).
These include animals such as the Kirtland's warbler, slender glass lizard, eastern massasauga rattlesnake
, and wood turtle and plants such as the regal fritillary, yellow gentian, and Hill's thistle.
Weatherhead of Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, inserted temperature sensors and radio tags into a dozen eastern massasauga rattlesnakes
to monitor their movements through a national park in Ontario.