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The Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake

The federal Species at Risk Act, and the provincial Endangered Species Act have designated the Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake as a Threatened species. This designation legally protects the Massasauga from being harassed, captured, killed, bought, or sold. A violation of either Act can result in a maximum fine of $250,000 and/or

imprisonment for up to one year. A violation for commercial purposes increases the penalty to a maximum fine
of $1,000,000.