From alligator snapping turtles being reintroduced in Illinois to searching for white-nose syndrome in bats, Outside taps the insight of Joe Kath this afternoon on "Outside."
The endangered species manager/bat specialist for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources makes his second appearance on "Outside."
I had hoped to have him on again, but this was sooner than expected. In part because both alligator snappers and white-nose syndrome are in the news. I am trying to make the show more quickly responsive to news.
In fact, Kath and others are checking Illinois bat caves (yes, I get to write that seriously once in my life) this month for signs of white-nose syndrome. Last I heard, none had been found.
The reintroduction of alligator snapping turtles will be a long process, in part because it takes more than a decade for the alligator snappers to reach sexual maturity.
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