Sunday, June 5, 2011

Hazard Along the Shore

 Last Thursday, I found this dead snake along shore 
at River Park.  I'm guessing it had died a day or two earlier.  

 It had gotten caught in the plastic mesh that runs
for a good part of the shore line.  

 Although it got about half of his body through, 

it got stuck and was unable to undulate any further 
and died.  (Yes, it's just a snake, but it's part of the 
ecosystem, too.) 

 Apparently, the mesh was originally placed along the shore 
to aid in growing grass and maybe to slow erosion,
but it's now become a nuisance.  

Although grass is growing in many areas of the park, 
almost no grass is growing under the mesh itself - only weeds, if anything.  

A lot of the mesh is now lying in bunches along shore 
and even in the water, creating a tripping hazard for people 
and a danger to wildlife.  It might be time to re-examine 
the need for it. 

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Besides the obvious hazard it presents, the "mesh" just looks like trash at this point. Thank you for bringing it to public attention before someone trips or another animal becomes entangled.

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