Habitat protection/preservation for timber rattlesnake population of central Connecticut

Rook, John T.
Department of Environmental Studies
The following paper will document the declining status of the timer rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus) in East Glastonbury, Connecticut due to the continuing pressures of collection, killing, and habitat loss due to development. Reasons why this species should be preserved (moral, ethical and biological) will be addressed. Recommendations for state and municipal regulations pertaining to species' habitat protection will be discussed, and an analysis of open space acquisition and preservation and public education and awareness will also be provided.

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