Published on Tuesday, April 18, 2023

If you see a rattlesnake, please fill in the survey

Scientific Organization Seeking Sightings of the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) has been petitioned to list the Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus adamanteus) as a threatened or endangered species.  This once common snake of the coastal southeastern United States is not as much anymore.  The National Council for Air & Stream Improvement, Inc. (NCASI – a scientific research organization that provides technical information on environmental issues for the forest products sector) is assisting USFWS on their assessment by conducting a regional survey to better understand their distribution and habitat preferences.   The primary objective is to document the range of forest conditions occupied by this snake. 

NCASI is asking for all who encounter an eastern diamondback rattlesnake to participate in their survey.  They will remove any information that would identify you, or the exact location of the record. 

You can find their survey at

If you have any questions contact Angie Larsen-Gray at


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