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Another Good Reason Not to Pour Gasoline in Holes

As if we need one. It’s become regrettably common in the American south to pour gasoline in holes to flush out rattlesnakes. One of the creatures often killed by this is the Eastern Indigo Snake, today’s Endangered All-Star. The most endangered subspecies of the Indigo Snake, the Eastern occurs in Georgia and Florida, often moving into the burrows of another threatened species, the gopher tortoise. Resented by developers, the gopher tortoise, a keystone species that provides housing opportunities for many, is subject to persecution that has far-ranging repercussions.
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