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August 10, 2020

Timber rattlesnakes are of conservation concern

Timber rattlesnakes, which are a species of conservation concern and threatened or endangered in many states in the U.S., play an important role in the ecosystem and are associated with decreased levels of Lyme disease.

[Research supported by a U.S. National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship.]

Learn more in the PennState news story Sunnier but riskier. (Date image taken: June 18, 2020; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Aug. 10, 2020)

Credit: Julian Avery, Penn State

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