LINCOLN, Neb. – The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission is hoping to raise awareness for the state’s reptile species by encouraging all citizens to vote for a state reptile.
Nebraska’s state symbols include western meadowlark, white-tailed deer, goldenrod, honeybee and cottonwood. The state lacks a designated state reptile, however.
Nebraska is home to 48 species of reptiles, including snakes, turtles and lizards. That list has been narrowed to six species: ornate box turtle, common snapping turtle, bullsnake, western hognose snake, prairie lizard and six-lined racerunner. Voters are encouraged to select one to represent the state. Visit OutdoorNebraska.org/reptilevote to cast your ballot. Voting ends May 31.
Contact Lindsay Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-471-5581 for more information.