Nebraskans encouraged to vote for a state reptile

    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 for voting: 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 to cast your ballot. Voting ends May 31.
    Contact Lindsay Rogers at or 402-471-5581 for more information.


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