Incidental take notice released for endangered Queensnake in Racine – Wisconsin Examiner

29July 2020

Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources page on parks and recreation.
Courtesy of the Department of Natural Resources page on parks and leisure. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR )has actually released an incidental take notice for an endangered snake species in Racine. Workers are presently replacing existing historical structures on a bridge, along with upgrading the roads. A queensnake(Photo credited to A.B. Sheldon) (From DNR page on Queensnake)

Incidental take describes the unintended taking, or loss of private animals or plants which are classified as threatened or threatened species. The DNR offers the general public a duration to talk about the suggested activity for the public evaluation and public comment before final approval of the job.

In this case, the queensnake (regina septemvittata) has actually been verified as having populations in and around the building website.”Department staff concluded that the proposed task will decrease the impacts to the species by adhering to preservation procedures and is not most likely to threaten the continued presence and recovery of the state population of the species,” a DNR news release reads.


Queensnakes choose areas near warm-water streams and little rivers. The types consumes crayfish and requires theseenvironments to follow victim items. Over winter season, the snakes will wait out the severe months in crayfish burrows, however likewise will dwell in cracked bridges, old dams, and seawalls. Most active from April through October, the species breeds from mid-May to mid-June. So we simply missed its breeding cycle.

Nevertheless, the task postures risks to the queensnakes understood to live around the Racine bridge job. Queensnakes are concentrated over eight southeastern Wisconsin counties. Although the types is noted as threatened by the state, it does not have a federal status.

Isiah Holmes

Isiah Holmes is a journalist and videographer, and a long-lasting homeowner of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Holmes' video work dates back to his high school days at Wauwatosa East High, when he made a documentary about the local cops department. Ever since, his writing has actually been included in Urban Milwaukee, Isthmus, Milwaukee Stories, Milwaukee Neighborhood News Services, Pontiac Tribune, and other outlets.

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