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New Hartford man charged with harboring endangered species

New Hartford man charged with harboring endangered species

  • 6/7/2018 12:58:00 PM
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NEW HARTFORD, Iowa -- On Wednesday, June 6, 2018, at approximately 5:50 PM, Iowa Department of Natural Resources Conservation Officers, with the assistance of the Iowa State Patrol, executed a search warrant at 309 Packwaukee Street in New Hartford after anonymous complaints about endangered species housed within the residence.
Why Do Snakes Shed Their Skin?

Why Do Snakes Shed Their Skin?

  • 8/25/2015 9:13:00 AM
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All animals shed their skin. Some just do it in more grandiose (and visible) style. While humans “shed” millions of skin cells every day, snakes and other animals shed a layer of skin in one continuous piece, a process called ecdysis, which occurs between four and 12 times a year.
What Do Snakes Do in the Winter?

What Do Snakes Do in the Winter?

  • 1/9/2015 6:43:00 AM
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Snakes, being cold-blooded, rely on their surroundings to regulate body temperature. Like other ectothermic animals, they bask in the sun to warm up, seek shade or water to cool down. So, when conditions are not conducive for temperature regulation, they brumate.
6 Cool Things You Should Know About Snakes

6 Cool Things You Should Know About Snakes

  • 10/28/2014 8:37:00 AM
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One of Iowa’s most misunderstood creatures, snakes are a vital part of our ecosystem. Undeserving of a reputation as one of Iowa’s scariest critters, snakes serve an important role in nature.