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Nick Haddad


Northern Pinesnake


Northern Pinesnake and Southern Hognose Snake

Dave Woodward is spearheading our effort to understand the ecology and conservation of rare snakes on Ft. Bragg and in the Sandhills Gamelands in the sandhills region of North Carolina.  Both snakes'  populations have declined in the southeast due to habitat loss, particularly loss of longleaf pine forest, and due to increased mortality caused by more frequent encounters with humans and roads.  Both species are Federal Species of Concern.  Using implanted radio-telemeters to track snakes, we are working to determine their habitat use, homerange size, dispersal, and abundance.  We conduct weekly tracking of approximately 25 snakes at a time, some of which have been tracked for 3 years.  Our work is also targeted at identifying management strategies that will lead to the conservation and restoration of these snakes.

Our research on rare snakes is funded by DoD, Department of the Army, Endangered Species Branch at Ft. Bragg and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
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