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A Helping Hand

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Wildlife managers reintroduce collared lizards to restored habitats.

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Alligator Snapping Turtle

Macrochelys temminckii
In Missouri, alligator snapping turtles are protected, and it is illegal to harvest them.

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Alligator Snapping Turtle

Video of alligator snapping turtles in the wild.

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Amphibians and Reptiles

You know them as frogs, toads, snakes, turtles and lizards. Get acquainted with all of Missouri's fascinating herptiles, including 43 amphibians and 75 species and subspecies of reptiles.

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Back Cover

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"Back Cover" for the May 2003 Missouri Conservationist.

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Black Snakes Banish Rodents and Vipers

I was walking my dog Friday afternoon and stumbled across a huge black rat snake.

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Blanding's Turtle

Image of a blanding's turtle.

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Blanding’s Turtle

Emydoidea blandingii
Blanding’s turtle has an oval, moderately high-domed upper shell and a long head and neck. This medium-sized turtle is endangered in Missouri.

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Three-toed box turtle

Box Turtles and People

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Missouri's two box turtles may have thick shells, but they could use a little sensitivity.

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Broad-Banded Water Snake

People often mistaken nonvenomous broad-banded water snakes for western cottonmouths. In the marsh, these harmless snakes typically eat fish and frogs.

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