You may or may not know how many venomous snakes there are in the Northland, but I’m guessing there are more than you think there are. Unless you’ve spent time in along the Mississippi River or out in the western Dakotas, you won’t come across them very often. But recently, DNR officials in the Winona area have been relocating Timber Rattlesnakes as part of a new relocation program designed to separate the species from humans.
Are there actually more interactions between man and snake? Or are we just hearing about them more. We’ll find out this week on Northland Outdoors Radio. Nongame wildlife specialist Jamie Edwards with the Minnesota DNR will join us to explain. We’ll find out how many snakes we have in the region, how likely you are to come in contact with them.
Plus we’ll learn “More Than You Ever Wanted To Know” about the snakes and what you should do if someone is bitten by them.
Also, it’s the 100th Anniversary of the Migratory Bird Treaty. Why should we celebrate this? How did this treaty change the world we live in and help shape the waterfowl hunting seasons? Meredith Penthorn from the Wisconsin DNR will tell us.