NO LONGER ENDANGERED. The Erie Island snake is no longer endangered, thanks in part to the efforts of Kristin Stanford, who had a segment on Dirty Jobs, and her advisor Rich King.

They are among the recipients of this year's Recovery Champion awards from the Fish and Wildlife Service.

The snakes have an appetite for round gobies, one of the less welcome transients in the lakes. Now if they had an appetite for Asian carp fingerlings and could be introduced to the I&M canal...

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