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There are definitely areas where threatened or even endangered species still do quite well, and this is likely the case near Vidalia and Claxton, Georgia. Beautiful country back there -- and still a good amount of suitable habitat, though there's also quite a bit of pollution unfortunately. Still, this species has been severely damaged by both development and property killings and finding healthy populations (which are important to their respective ecosystems) has become harder and harder with each passing year. I know that if I find a diamonback on my property, I'd certainly want it removed from my property by a conservation agency! Best case it could be sent to a suitable habitat removed from human children. We're all just trying to scratch out a living in this life, diamondbacks and people!
Hello Dana. Understand your concern for the children! Perhaps the conservation agency can remove a snake if shows up again, to a more remote location? Anyway, as I reported "U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Initiates Status Review of the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake" @ http://www.fws.gov/southeast/news/2012/0...
Yes it was. In yard where babies play. Unless something has changed overnight...I show where this species is of least concern on conservation status. They're pretty abundant here.
Was it then killed? This species Crotalus adamanteus is being evaluated for listing under the Endangered Species Act.
Lat: 32.11, Long: -82.25
Spotted on May 14, 2012 Submitted on May 15, 2012