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12/03/02 - East Texas

New Snake Species in East Texas

   There's something new slithering through East Texas. Slowinski's Corn Snake has been discovered by Dr. Frank Burbrink, a college professor in New York. He named the snake after Dr. Joseph Slowinski who was curator of herpatology at the California Academy of Sciences.

   Dr. Slowinski died last year after a venomous snake bit him in Burma. Slowinski's Corn Snake is most closely related to the Eastern Corn Snake found East of the Mississippi River.

   The snake is not venomous.

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