Kevin's PK Trivia

What water snake can be found only in Texas along the upper reaches of
The Brazos River including Possum Kingdom Lake and whom was it named for?

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The Brazos Water Snake is also known as Harter’s water snake named for Philip
Harter who caught reptiles up and down the Brazos selling them to museums and collectors. In
1933 he sent a small brown snake to Cornell University for identification. Eventually the experts
decided it was an unknown snake and named it in honor of the man locals called “Snakey

Get more info on the Brazos Water Snake from the Brazos River Authorities website

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