Damien Austin, senior foreman for the American Prairie Reserve, lifts a bull snake off a road near the reserve’s headquarters south of Malta, Mont. in this April 25, 2012 photograph. The reserve on ... more 
Damien Austin, senior foreman for the American Prairie Reserve, lifts a bull snake off a road near the reserve’s headquarters south of Malta, Mont. in this April 25, 2012 photograph. The reserve on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, closed a deal to buy a 150,000-acre ranch in nearby Valley County as part of a privately-funded effort to create three million-plus acres of wildlife habitat on the prairies of north-central Montana. (AP Photo/Matt Brown) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Matt Brown
Tue, Aug 21, 2012 1:15 PM EDT