Wildfire Threatens Endangered Garter Snakes

KQRE TV reports that what they’re calling the largest fire in New Mexico history is threatening the habitat of the Narrow-headed Garter Snake, which is endangered in that state. Biologists are actually trying to pull snakes out of the threatened area for eventual relocation. (The TV station errs when it says that the garter snakes “roamed when dinosaurs did”: they’re a lot more recent than that!)