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Published: 9/15/2013 - Updated: 11 months ago


Lake Erie Watersnake on Put-in-Bay

After teetering on the brink of extinction, the Lake Erie Watersnake rebounded, thanks to ambitious research, a better understanding of the snakes and their habitat requirements, and a vigorous outreach program led by Kristin Stanford, “The Island Snake Lady.” CLICK ON ANY IMAGE TO ENLARGE PHOTO, START SLIDESHOW.

Kristin Stanford, known as the Island Snake Lady, carefully handles a Lake Erie Watersnake at Put-in-Bay. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Kristin Stanford, known as the Island Snake Lady, carefully handles a Lake Erie Watersnake at Put-in-Bay.
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Kristin Stanford, known as the Island Snake Lady, carefully handles a Lake Erie Watersnake. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Kristin Stanford, known as the Island Snake Lady, carefully handles a Lake Erie Watersnake.
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Kristin Stanford, known as the Island Snake Lady, carefully handles a Lake Erie Watersnake. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Kristin Stanford, known as the Island Snake Lady, carefully handles a Lake Erie Watersnake.
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Kristin Stanford, known as the Island Snake Lady, carefully handles a Lake Erie Watersnake at Put-in-Bay. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Kristin Stanford, known as the Island Snake Lady, carefully handles a Lake Erie Watersnake at Put-in-Bay.
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Lizzy Mack, a graduate student at Northern Illinois University, gets bitten by a Lake Erie Watersnake as she catches it. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Lizzy Mack, a graduate student at Northern Illinois University, gets bitten by a Lake Erie Watersnake as she catches it.
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Kristin Stanford, left, and Lizzy Mack, a graduate student at Northern Illinois University, carefully bag a trio of Lake Erie Watersnakes Enlarge | Buy This Photo Kristin Stanford, left, and Lizzy Mack, a graduate student at Northern Illinois University, carefully bag a trio of Lake Erie ...
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Kristin Stanford, left, and Lizzy Mack, a graduate student at Northern Illinois University, scan a  Lake Erie Watersnake to see if it has been tagged in their lab at Put-in-Bay. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Kristin Stanford, left, and Lizzy Mack, a graduate student at Northern Illinois University, scan a Lake Erie Watersnake to see ...
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Lizzy Mack, a graduate student at Northern Illinois University, inserts a tag in a Lake Erie Watersnake to see if it has been tagged in their lab at Put-in-Bay. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Lizzy Mack, a graduate student at Northern Illinois University, inserts a tag in a Lake Erie Watersnake to see if ...
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Lizzy Mack, a graduate student at Northern Illinois University, checks over a Lake Erie Watersnake in their lab at Put-in-Bay. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Lizzy Mack, a graduate student at Northern Illinois University, checks over a Lake Erie Watersnake in their lab at Put-...
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Her hand and arm bloody from being repeatedly bitten, Lizzy Mack, a graduate student at Northern Illinois University, measures the length of a Lake Erie Watersnake in their lab at Put-in-Bay. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Her hand and arm bloody from being repeatedly bitten, Lizzy Mack, a graduate student at Northern Illinois University, measures the ...
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Her hand and arm bloody from being repeatedly bitten, Lizzy Mack, a graduate student at Northern Illinois University, checks over a Lake Erie Watersnake. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Her hand and arm bloody from being repeatedly bitten, Lizzy Mack, a graduate student at Northern Illinois University, checks over ...
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A Lake Erie Watersnake strikes at Lizzy Mack, a graduate student at Northern Illinois University, as she catches it at Put-in-Bay. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A Lake Erie Watersnake strikes at Lizzy Mack, a graduate student at Northern Illinois University, as she catches it at ...
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A Lake Erie Watersnake pops its head out of a crack and above water at Put-in-Bay. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A Lake Erie Watersnake pops its head out of a crack and above water at Put-in-Bay.
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A Lake Erie Watersnake slithers through the water at Put-in-Bay. Enlarge | Buy This Photo A Lake Erie Watersnake slithers through the water at Put-in-Bay.
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Her hand and arm bloody from being repeatedly bitten, Lizzy Mack, a graduate student at Northern Illinois University, measures the length of a Lake Erie Watersnake in their lab at Put-in-Bay. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Her hand and arm bloody from being repeatedly bitten, Lizzy Mack, a graduate student at Northern Illinois University, measures the ...
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