Effects of mowing and summer burning on the massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus
Number Capture Species Captured Rate (%) Red-sided Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis) 41.0 18.6 Western Plains Garter Snake (Thamnophis radix) 23.0 10.5 Western Ribbon Snake (Thamnophis proximus) 10.0 4.5 Eastern Massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus
) 9.0 4.1 Western Fox Snake (Elaphe vulpina 7.0 3.2 Yellow-bellied Racer (Coluber constrictor) 4.0 1.8 Prairie Kingsnake (Lampropeltis calligaster) 1.0 0.5 Diamond-backed Water Snake (Nerodia rhombifer) 1.0 0.5 Total 96.0 43.6
Karner Blue Butterfly and Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake, Wisconsin: Over the past 2 years, Wisconsin's Karner blue butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis) and eastern massasauga rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus
catenatus) Endangered Species Landowner Incentive Program has worked with 178 landowners contributing over 3,137 acres (1,270 ha) of habitat restoration and protection in the oak and pine barren regions of central Wisconsin.
So one awaits the result of the budget wars with visions of Kate Moss and Linda Evangelista swishing down runways in beautiful Cougar (Felis concolor) coats with Gray Wolf (Canis lupus) trim, Eastern Woodrat (Neotoma floridana) muffs and eye-bashing belts of Massasauga Rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus
The Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake (Sistrurus catenatus
) is considered an endangered species with only 45% of historic populations known to be extant today.
Habitats for the western massasauga Sistrurus catenatus
, which occupies wet meadows near rocky outcrops (Conant and Collins, 1998) and the northern scarlet snake Cemophora coccinea, which occupies sandy or loose soils in pine and oak forests, is nonexistent on the base.
Reproduction in the desert massasauga, Sistrurus catenatus
edwardsii, in Arizona and Colorado.
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.
Finally, a report of the massasauga rattlesnake, Sistrurus catenatus
, from Clark and Pine East (Lake Michigan Federation 1984) must be rejected.
. - Records of massasaugas on Pelee Island (C.