National Geographic in West Michigan looking for rattlesnakes

Posted at 2:35 PM, May 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-18 14:35:49-04

HASTINGS, Mich. — National Geographic is in West Michigan this week, looking for rattlesnakes.

They are specifically looking for the the Eastern Massasauga rattlesnake at the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute in Hastings, where apparently, those snakes are seen frequently. So far, they have seen a few.

The snakes are endangered in many states, but not in Michigan.

It is one of two rattlesnake species in the Great Lakes region.