Snake tracks and Turtle Tracks Field Update for fall 2014 EXTENDED EDITION Part 2 of 2

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This is a special extended episode of Snake Tracks and Turtle Tracks. In this movie length 2 part documentary join ENP naturalist Steve O'Neil as he follows the movements of two Timber rattlesnakes and two Eastern box turtles as they move closer, and finally into their winter dens over a two month span of time. The snakes and turtles in this wildlife conservation project are wild animals that live in the remote forests surrounding Earthshine Discovery Center in Lake Toxaway, NC. The purpose of this study is to learn as much as possible about the natural movements and habitat usage of wild Timber rattlesnakes and Eastern box turtles that live in and around areas highly used by humans. Results from this study will be used to help conserve and protect these species and their habitats from harm through better land use and management practices and outreach via these Youtube documentaries and programming in the Western North Carolina area. Music by The Steep Canyon Rangers used with written permission. ----------------------------------------­--- Snake Tracks and Turtle Tracks are reptile conservation and research projects occurring in the mountains of western North Carolina, USA. Through the magic of modern technology and many hours often taxing volunteer work by a wildlife conservationist and his small crew of volunteers and students, glimpse into the lives of wild reptiles in their natural habitats. For more detailed info on the project please take a look at the ENP website: Follow us on our blog at: It is our goal at ENP to promote wildlife conservation through our unique, exciting, citizen science based, hands-on, education, out-reach programs, and online with our nature videos, blog and website. ENP is a 501c3 non profit organization. We do we pay ourselves to operate ENP or to conduct wildlife conservation activities. ENP is a 100% volunteer operated and donation funded organization. It is our mission to educate you about these beautiful and greatly misunderstood animals and hopefully, to impart to you their beauty, uniqueness and intrinsic value to a healthy Earth, healthy wildlife and healthy humans. THANK YOU to all of you who have donated to ENP over the years!! Without you this important reptile conservation and education work would not happen. If you would like to support Earthshine Nature Programs please feel free to donate by visiting You may also donate supplies such as animal foods, medical supplies, reptile vitamins and habitat supplies just contact us for more information on what supplies we are in need of and how to donate. Visit to learn how you and your family, school, scout, corporate or camp group, can visit the Earthshine Discovery Center and have a wonderful fun and educational retreat!
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