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USGS Ecologist Carlton Rochester Handling a Rattlesnake

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A screenshot from the USGS film "Living with Fire".

USGS Western Ecological Research Center ecologist Carlton Rochester handles a rattlesnake in San Diego County, Calif.

Rochester and other USGS ecologists are studying how birds, mammals, amphibians and other wildlife respond to catastrophic wildfires in southern California, and the role of wildfires in southern California's native chaparral ecosystem.


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