Originally Posted by fenwick16
Hopefully the volunteers were just non-informed about the $3.5 million that the federal government committed in 2010. I imagine that garter snakes would do just as well on McNabs Island as Georges Island. So it seems more important as a heritage site than as an ecological site.
I say deport the damned snakes to McNab's. Georges Island is way too important as a heritage site and (potential) tourist attraction to be so concerned about the living conditions of a few hundred snakes.
It's not as if garter snakes are endangered! We can't turn everyplace into an ecological reserve....
I wonder how long it will take for a new group to spring up - something like "The Friends of the George's Island Snakes"
. That would really
stifle any prospect for the development of this treasure in Halifax Harbour!!