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March 10, 2019

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Spring brings increased chance of snake encounters

Knowing wh...

October 1, 2018

October is breast cancer awareness month, and cancer treatment is an emerging area in venom research! Did you know that contortrostatin, a protein found in copperhead venom, has been shown to inhibit the growth of tumors, slow angiogenesis (the growth of blood vessels...

April 9, 2018

    Snakes have long been perceived as the cryptic enemy, waiting to pounce on any foreseeable threat, and “chase” those who enter their “nests.” They are also marked with an extensive history of superstition, resulting in a legacy more victimized than glorified. Human...

Deep in the sandhills of the Brooksville ridge, the summer rains are finally beginning to fall at the The Rattlesnake Conservancy after a tough year of drought. Many of the amphibians are beginning to call again in anticipation of further rains. Though, not everyone ha...

May 15, 2017

It was a cool and foggy Saturday morning this weekend in the central Florida Sandhills, the perfect day to take Kisses to the woods to practice her nose work! Kisses is a chocolate labrador retriever who grew up in the sandhills near Archer, Florida, and is familiar wi...

April 30, 2017

Too often, we see photos of snakes that have been decapitated on our Facebook, Twitter, or other social media accounts. Even at outreach events, we have people come up to proudly show us a photo of a snake they have killed and ask for an identification, which likely is...

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