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Snakes on the Prairie

7:43pm
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

5:33pm
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.