For the Chinese, 2013 is the Year of the Snake. While the number 13 and snakes rank about equally low in public opinion, a U.S. group advocating amphibian and reptile conservation declared 2013 its own Year of the Snake to encourage paying more attention to snakes and to the various threats — including public opinion — causing snakes’ decline. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has joined this effort. Maybe Milfordites would be interested.
Snakes don’t seek attention. According to one expert, “Most warm-blooded critters are basically exhibitionists.