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Posted by kb on April 03, 2003 at 16:56:26:

In Reply to: Re: Example of black pine w/ lots of pattern. posted by oldherper on April 03, 2003 at 08:10:17:

I grew up in western Orange County, Fl, pre-Disney World. It was a herpers paradise. I collected my share of snakes (never caught a pine, even though the habitat was ideal for them).
The area I collected in has long since been developed into malls and subdivisions. Come to think of it, the a lot of the original habitat had already been cleared for the citrus industry, surely a severe dent in the original herp population.

Even if I had collected every animal in the habitat around me, eventually other animals would have re-colonized the area. Now that western Orange County is asphalt, concrete, and sheet rock, that ain't going to happen. By far the biggest threat to native herps is development.


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