Learn about Vermont's timber rattlesnakes

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BELLOWS FALLS >> On Thursday, October 13 at 7 p.m., Vermont Fish and Wildlife biologist Doug Blodgett will be at the Rockingham Free Public Library to discuss his work with Vermont's timber rattlesnakes. Learn about this endangered and often misunderstood reptile which fills a special niche in Vermont's native wildlife ecosystem.

Blodgett has been employed as a wildlife biologist with the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department for 34 years. Throughout his career, he has worked extensively on game and non-game management programs as well as public and private land management programs. Blodgett was the Vermont Wild Turkey Project Team Leader from 1990-2010 and has also assisted on the black bear, deer, moose, furbearer and peregrine falcon research projects since 1984. He has travelled to Wyoming and Arizona to participate in on-going mountain lion research programs in those states and served as the Department's investigator on the dozens of Vermont mountain lion sightings received annually from the public. Most recently, Blodgett's professional interest has focused on reptiles and specifically, rare snake research in Vermont.

Adults and families with children (age 7-plus) are welcome to attend. This program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 802-463-4270, visit rockinghamlibrary.org, or stop by the Library at 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls.


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