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Snakes on the Prairie

April 25
Three Rivers Park District has been restoring wildlife habitat in its parks for 50 years. The Park District's newest reintroduction project is bringing Plains Hog-nosed Snakes to the prairies at Crow-Hassan Park Reserve, Rogers.
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Plains hog-nosed Snakes to the prairies at Crow-Hassan Park Reserve

April 25
Three Rivers Park District has been restoring wildlife habitat in its parks for 50 years. The Park District has successfully reintroduced a number of wildlife species over the years, including Trumpeter Swans, Osprey, Bullsnakes, and Spring Peepers. The Park District's newest reintroduction project is bringing Plains Hog-nosed Snakes to the prairies at Crow-Hassan Park Reserve, Rogers. Plains Hog-nosed Snakes are medium sized with an average size of two feet long. Females are normally larger than males. Their color is brown/gray with dark blotches. The nose is turned up and has the appearance of a hogÕs nose. They are a secretive snake that spends most of its time underground or under the grass.