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Two biologists catch snakes in the Ozarks of southern Missouri.

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Two biologists catch snakes in the Ozarks of southern Missouri.

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A biologist lifts rocks hunting for snakes in the Ozarks of southern Missouri.

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A biologist lifts rocks hunting for snakes in the Ozarks of southern Missouri.

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A biologist lifts rocks hunting for snakes in the Ozarks of southern Missouri.

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Central newts (Notophthalmus viridescens louisianensis) with southern leopard frog (Rana sphenocephala) eggs, a favorite food source, at Bennett Springs State Park near Lebanon, Missouri.

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Central newts (Notophthalmus viridescens louisianensis) with southern leopard frog (Rana sphenocephala) eggs, a favorite food source, at Bennett Springs State Park near Lebanon, Missouri.

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Central newts (Notophthalmus viridescens louisianensis) with southern leopard frog (Rana sphenocephala) eggs, a favorite food source, at Bennett Springs State Park near Lebanon, Missouri.

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An eastern hognose snake (Heterodon platirhinos) plays dead on the Snake Road, a three-mile stretch of road in the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois. To prevent herp deaths, this section of road is closed in the spring and fall when snakes are migrating.

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An eastern hognose snake plays dead on the Snake Road, a three-mile stretch of road in the Shawnee National Forest in southern Illinois. To prevent herp deaths, this section of road is closed in the spring and fall when snakes are migrating.

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Workers from Southern Native Plants out of Milton, Florida planting sea oats (Uniola paniculata) on a newly created sand dune to protect Dauphin Island, Alabama from the deep water horizon oil spill.

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Workers from Southern Native Plants out of Milton, Florida planting sea oats (Uniola paniculata) on a newly created sand dune to protect Dauphin Island, Alabama from the deep water horizon oil spill.

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Workers from Southern Native Plants out of Milton, Florida are planting sea oats (Uniola paniculata) in sand dunes on Dauphin Island, Alabama.

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A southern flying squirrel (Glaucomys volans) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo.

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A southern flying squirrel (Glaucomys volans) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo.

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A southern flying squirrel (Glaucomys volans) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo.

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A southern flying squirrel (Glaucomys volans) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo.

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A southern flying squirrel (Glaucomys volans) at Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo.

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Biologists at the Sutton Avian Research Center’s Southern bald eagle recovery program wear camouflage ghost costumes around the young eagles. This keeps the birds from imprintingon humans.

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