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The narrow-headed garter snake (above) and the Mexican garter snake have been listed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service as threatened species.

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Listing of rare snakes caps decade of struggle

Two rare garter snakes found in Rim Country streams added to endangered species list

After years of lawsuits, court rulings, studies and allegations, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) this week declared the Mexican and narrow-headed garter snakes as threatened species.

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