Episode 3: "Snakes in the Pines"


A forest named the Pine Barrens remains a stronghold of the timber rattlesnake, northern pine snake, and corn snake, all threatened or endangered in the state of New Jersey. But snakes are not safe even in the heart of this relatively undisturbed 1 million-acre forest, the largest between Richmond, Virginia and Maine. Conservation biologists working to protect these snakes are facing off against their major threats, including roads, inbreeding depressing, poachers and off-road vehicles.