Gila River

Finding of Rare Gartersnake Underscores Need to Protect New Mexico’s Gila River

Last month, after no confirmed sightings in nearly twenty years, scientists discovered three northern Mexican gartersnakes along a stretch of the Gila River in southwestern New Mexico. Until this find, scientists had suspected that the rare snake was extinct in the state. Northern Mexican gartnersnakes (Thamnophis eques) live in wetland areas alongside rivers, where they…

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Finding of Rare Gartersnake Underscores Need to Protect New Mexico’s Gila River

Last month, after no confirmed sightings in nearly twenty years, scientists discovered three northern Mexican gartersnakes along a stretch of the Gila River in southwestern New Mexico. Until this find, scientists had suspected that the rare snake was extinct in the state. Northern Mexican gartnersnakes (Thamnophis eques) live in wetland areas alongside rivers, where they…

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