Anglers come to rescue of endangered Cyprus snake

Anglers are being brought in to help rescue a critically endangered Cyprus water snake that has lived on the island for thousands of years, but now faces a major threat from a snappy fish with a big appetite.

This month, anglers will be allowed to fish again in a picturesque reservoir which has been overrun by large mouth bass, an invasive fish species which gobbles up virtually everything that moves in the murky depths.

That includes frogs, a staple in the diet of the demure snake, Natrix natrix cypriaca, which breeds on the banks of the Xyliatos Reservoir.

Read full story HERE.


About Candace M Hansen

Wildlife advocate, conservationist and environmentalist.
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