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Wildlife Nation  >  Episode 18

Join host Jeff Corwin on an exploration of North America’s most remarkable reptiles. First, Jeff visits Florida to explore how a nuclear power plant is helping provide needed habitat for the American crocodile. Next, Jeff uncovers the slithering secrets of the Eastern indigo snake, the largest non-venomous snake on the continent. Later, Jeff travels to the marshy shores of Massachusetts to help conservationists save a species of turtle that’s captured the affection of an entire community.

Black-Footed Ferret in Burrow
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Hawksbill sea turtle
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