The state said they’ll start to focus on rattlesnakes in locations they already live, rather than trying to create a new colony.
The plan was originally announced in early 2016, and was quickly challenged by residents and lawmakers.
The Massachusetts Fisheries and Wildlife Board voted Wednesday to suspend the controversial proposal to breed snakes at Mt. Zion.
Dozens of local residents gathered Wednesday night in Ware to discuss the future location of a breeding ground for rattlesnakes.
MassWildlife has created a public website for the Rattlesnake Review Working Group.
The Rattlesnake Review Group is eyeing Mount Tom in Holyoke as a possible location to breed timber rattlesnakes.
Nearly 50 people attended Tuesday night’s public meeting of the rattlesnake review group in Belchertown.
The snakes were originally supposed to create a snake colony at the Quabbin, but now they are re-evaluating their plans.
After several months of delay, a working group finally met for the first time Monday night about the “Rattlesnake Island” proposal.
It took seven months, but the state has finally fulfilled a promise it made about its plan to put venomous snakes in the Quabbin.
One Massachusetts lawmaker told 22News that he has yet to hear of any actual work that’s being done.
The state still has plans to put rattlesnakes on Quabbin Reservoir land. The 22News I-Team explains why the state has promises to keep.
22News discovered what they’re working on and their plans for the timber rattlesnakes at the Quabbin Resovoir.
A proposal to stop the clock on the controversial plan to raise rattlesnakes on the Quabbin Reservoir was left out of the state budget.
Snake-lovers want lawmakers to move forward with the “Rattlesnake Island” proposal. 22News found out the project could be delayed.
22News shows you how western Mass. residents are reacting to delaying that “Rattlesnake Island” plan.
The 11-member Quabbin Watershed Advisory Committee on Monday voted 5-2 in favor of the plan, with several abstentions.
Mass. lawmakers listened to hours of testimony on the “Rattlesnake Island’ project. 22News reveals they plan to release a final report.
Rattlesnake experts and state officials testified Tuesday during a public hearing in Athol on the proposal to breed snakes at the Quabbin.
Senate President Rosenberg has yet to take a stand on “Rattlesnake Island,” but told 22News he understands why residents are frustrated.