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Name: Burley
Status: educator
Age: 50s
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Date: 2000-2001


Question:
I run a church camp in the south edge of Effingham County, Illinois. Do cottonmouths come this far north? I am about a mile from the Little Wabash river, and have a 23 acre lake.


Replies:
According the Field Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of Illinois, I.N.H.S., 1999. They are not that far north. They are principally found in the counties along the extreme lower Mississippi and along the Ohio River.

Steve Sample
York High School
Elmhurst, Illinois
60126


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