A lot has been going on in the past few months.

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The attachment set up for our first snake, Teddy. The radio transmitter is the smaller unit attached with a fishing swivel behind the GPS.

It’s been a constant challenge finding rattlesnakes, solving logistical dilemmas, improving attachment techniques and more. But that’s not to say that nothing has been accomplished. In fact, I have made a good bit of progress and have fitted two rattlesnakes with GPS tracking devices. Check out the photos, video and article below if you’re interested in finding out more! And as always, feel free to contact me with questions, concerns and/or comments 🙂

Best, Alex

An article about the project that was published in the Roanoke Times and a number of other Virginia news papers:

http://www.roanoke.com/news/local/roanoke/student-scientist-using-gps-technology-to-track-snakes-in-blue/article_59e1a656-c028-53a0-88ae-98cc2519415d.html

Video: Nagaina climbing trees with her GPS trailing behind her!

 

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The GPS units before being soldered and weather proofed.
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A closer look at the GPS attachment to the rattle
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Nagaini, the second snake that I fitted with a GPS unit.