National Geographic in West Michigan looking for rattlesnakes

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HASTINGS, Mich. — National Geographic is in West Michigan this week, looking for rattlesnakes.

They are specifically looking for the the Eastern Massasauga rattlesnake at the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute in Hastings, where apparently, those snakes are seen frequently. So far, they have seen a few.

The snakes are endangered in many states, but not in Michigan.

It is one of two rattlesnake species in the Great Lakes region.

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  • Gary

    I know a lake on south broadway just past sager rd. On the curves there’s a red steel pole barn on the right hand side of road, it use to be Bob Nelsons place, he’s passed away and the house burnt, but that place is loaded with rattle snakes, I couldn’t tell you how many peoples been bit out there, including Bob and Carry Wood, we used to catch them and keep them in an aquarium for a few days before releasing them. I guarantee you’ll find a couple hundred, be careful