Mount Zion is the largest island in the Quabbin Reservoir. It’s currently uninhabited, but that’s about to change in a big, slithery way. So what does the state Division of Fisheries and Wildlife have planned for this idyllic island?

However, officials say that there’s nothing to worry about. The rattlesnake colony will be closely monitored and public access to Quabbin Reservoir won’t be restricted. Plus, only ten snakes will be added to the island each year.

If the plan is approved, snakes may move in within the next year.

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