Arizona

Smoking Colorado River Toad Poison Is Now A Thing

The poison of the Colorado River toad is a schedule 1 drug, and people have been licking the toads for more than 100 years, apparently to achieve a hallucinogenic effect. Now, actually smoking the toad toxin has become a thing,…

USFWS Finalizes 20,326 Acres For Northern Mexican Garter Snake

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has finalized critical habitat protection for the northern Mexican garter snake (Thamnophis eques megalops), after decades of inaction by the service. The USFWS designated 20,326 acres of critical habitat in the counties of La…

ESA Protections Sought For Tucson Shovel-nosed Snake

The Tucson shovel-nosed snake (Chionactis occipitalis klauberi) a beautiful snake native to Arizona that is noted for its black and red stripes should be listed as an endangered species because the reptile‚Äôs prime habitat is threatened by urban sprawl, according…