Snakes Near A Plane: Over 1300 Snakes Live Near An Airport
It’s not quite Snakes On A Plane. There are around 1300 snakes living right near a San Francisco airport, according to Fox 5 New York.
A study commissioned by the U.S. Geological Survey and U.S. Fish & Wildlife found San Francisco International airport has the largest, most stable population of the San Francisco garter snake, which is an endangered species. The snakes live on the airport property, which is located across the highway from the airport. The area is off-limits to the public. A report on PLOS ONE — a site where authors share their research — noted that hat the airport’s efforts to enhance the habitat helped grow the abundant snake population despite the fact that the habitat is located within an urban setting. The airport is also home to grazing goats during the summer fire season.
A study commissioned by the U.S Geological Survey and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service found that the San Francisco International Airport has the largest, most stable population of an endangered species, the San Francisco garter snake. https://t.co/7Lc8eU8gNz— Q13 FOX Seattle (@Q13FOX) June 16, 2021