Snake Island image killed Plan A for R.I. rattlers

Public opposition has scuttled a plan to introduce a new population of timber rattlesnakes, raised at Roger Williams Park Zoo, on Mt. Zion island in central Massachusetts’ Quabbin Reservoir. They will be released elsewhere in Massachusetts and Connecticut.

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Sunday, April 23, 2017

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The timber rattlesnake is disappearing. The last population in Rhode Island was seen in Tiverton 45 years ago.