Making of Black Panther/Massasauga Rattlesnake

12″x13″x13″ Glass bottle, wood, gampi fiber, religious medals, beads, handmade felt

The Black Panther is considered threatened or even endangered mainly due to deforestation of habitat and human encroachment mainly for agricultural purposes.
The Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake is Michigan’s only poisonous snake. The population of this timid snake has declined due to habitat loss, human persecution, indiscriminate killing, and illegal collection.

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