New Jersey Protects Habitat of Long-Gone Queen Snake
Builders in New Jersey are pointing out that there is a problem with the recent addition of queen snakes to the Department of Environmental Protection's (DEP) list of endangered species: Not one of them has been found in the state for more than 25 years.
“So, even though the queen snake is not in New Jersey, we are protecting its habitat,” writes Nancy Wittenberg in the June 10 issue of Dimensions, the newsletter of the New Jersey Builders Association.
The newsletter advises New Jersey builders that they may find that they are prohibited from certain activities and use of a site may be limited if there is a stream inhabited by crayfish running through it. Queen snakes are aquatic, and they eat crayfish.