Snakes in the OR

Snakes in the OR

Just when we thought our job was already the coolest, we recently had the opportunity to attend the transmitter insertion surgeries performed by Dr. Egan on our eastern foxsnakes. It’s very generous of Dr. Egan to donate his time and equipment to help the project and...
Post Hibernation Scramble

Post Hibernation Scramble

May is an exciting time on the Wetlands and Reptiles Project. We, as staff, get to meet one another and the snakes on the project for the first time as they emerge from their winter hibernation. This year’s snake team consists of Rachel Dillon, who just completed her...
How big do Foxsnakes Grow?!

How big do Foxsnakes Grow?!

Eastern foxsnakes are completely harmless to people, and are the second largest snake in Ontario.  The largest foxsnake recorded in Ontario was found in Chatham-Kent County, and measured a whopping 157.48 cm1! At our site, we find snakes of all different sizes.  The...
Neonate Foxsnakes!

Neonate Foxsnakes!

We have some exciting news!  On Thursday, a local farmer brought us some Foxsnake eggs that he uncovered on his property just outside our study site. Thankfully, we have incubators available to us, so to protect this endangered species we decided to incubate the eggs...