Make your backyard a reptile haven

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Make your backyard a reptile haven

Reptile habitat is being eroded at a frightening rate, and only a few urban survivors can now be seen where there used to be a pristine ecosystem. Along with lobbying your local politicians to preserve more land from developers for unspoiled habitat, you can make your backyard a haven for the reptiles that still live there.

Keep your bushes low and shaggy, and your grass a little tall. Put in a small pond, and leave some rocks, decorative pieces of pottery or an untouched woodpile to give shelter and comfort to wandering reptiles. You may save many small lives if you are willing to share your abode with snakes.

In particular, read the link "Their Perilous Migration", located at:



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