A life with the critters
Karen Osler, a park ranger with U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District, holds Riley, an eastern black rat snake she rescued while it was crossing a road at the Youghiogheny River Lake in Confluence, Pennsylvania, July 14, 2022. Riley is a very calm snake, and she often introduces him to school kids and visitors during her weekly educational presentations. She knows a lot of people are “freaked out” by snakes, so bringing a snake like Riley helps alleviate some of those fears. Osler enjoys educating people on the impact humans have on animal habitats and the environment. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District photo by Michel Sauret)

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