Sina-cism: Irrational fears snaking through Bay State

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Chris Sinacola

Chris Sinacola

There seems to be something deep in the human psyche that does not like snakes. Perhaps we can blame the Book of Genesis, the third chapter of which begins: “Now the serpent was the most cunning of all the animals …”

Well, you know the rest of that story.

But no one yet knows the rest of the latest snake story in these parts, which is a plan by the state Division of Fisheries & Wildlife to introduce rattlesnakes on Mount Zion Island, a 1,400-acre restricted area amid the Quabbin Reservoir within the generally sleepy town of Petersham.


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