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RE: Worcester county MD.

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Posted by: CarlBartlett at Thu Dec 6 18:00:53 2012  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by CarlBartlett ]  
   

Historically milksnakes from the eastern shore have always been very rare. Very few have been documented from that area. My friend Bill Grogan has done scientific studies of them with the numbers of reported snakes ever seen being very few. The trees have been logged numerous times over the centuries and suitable habitat is to be found only in isolated pockets where the microhabitat has survived. Most of what remains is farm land or tree farms where trees have been planted to close together and the needed sunlight doesn't reach the forest floor. The snakes need suitable cover like logs left on the ground and just the right sunlight getting through. Tree farming removes all the logs every few years. A stone to look under like you would find in the midwest is not to be found on the coastal plain.


   

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