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Kirtland's snake
Clonophis kirtlandii

Are they in danger of extinction?

Kirtland's Snakes are considered rare throughout their range. In Michigan they are considered endangered and in Indiana they are considered threatened. Because Kirtland's Snakes are sometimes found around big cities they encounter development and pollution, and populations are continually being lost this way. Kirtland's Snakes occupied the wet prairie regions of the Midwest, which have been virtually eliminated throughout this region, so they have lost almost all of their native habitat.

If you want to learn more about this snake, read the complete species account.

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Citation: Dewey, T. A., G. S. Hammond, R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, and T. Jones. 2005. BioKIDS Critter Catalog (online). Accessed at
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