Target: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Director Daniel Ashe Goal: List the desert massasauga rattlesnake as an endangered species so that its population may be protected The desert massasauga rattlesnake is a distinctive creature found in the grasslands of… Source: forcechange.com
GR: Rattlesnakes of the western U. S. tend to be shy, non-aggressive regulators of small mammal populations. Like gophersnakes that kill by squeezing, rattlesnakes are part of the complex equation that produces a balanced ecosystem. Removing them might disrupt the balance and lead to other losses. This petition will remind the Director of the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service that people are paying attention.