USFWS to Review Mexican Garter Snake

“The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) announced today that the Mexican garter snake may warrant protection as an endangered species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and announced that they will begin a status review to be completed by September 2006,” says the Center for Biological Diversity. The Center launched a lawsuit last May to force the USFWS to list the Mexican Garter Snake as an endangered species; the agency agreed in August to consider it.