The reward will be given to the first person to document a rainbow snake south of Interstate 4 in South Florida. No harm can come to these highly imperiled snakes. Acceptable documentation includes photos with specific locality information, which can be sent to email@example.com. If you can hu-manely capture the snake alive, you should immediately call 770-500-0000 so we can send a biologist out to meet you at the capture site. The biologist will identify the snake, collect scales for DNA analysis, and return the snake to the wild unharmed. Please hold live snakes in containers with breathing holes.
:The biologist will identify the snake, collect scales for DNA analysis, and return the snake to the wild unharmed.”
Down to perhaps one snake and the AnencyPerson will “return the snake to the wild unharmed” ? ? ?
Why not have it crossed with the putative trinomial which is available?
The head AgencyPersons will not be pleased - this could have been another excuse for a “captive breeding program” to “bring back from the very brink of extinction” a rare species.
IF such a snake is found, the herpitology community can do the captive breeding successfully (more than AgencyPersons and the ‘academented) can usually manage.