Mark Bara: Snake Identification

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Mark Bara: Snake Identification

June 8 @ 1:00 pm

The Horry County Museum presents a program on snake identification by Mark Bara on Saturday, June 8th, at 1:00 PM. Bara will discuss the different snakes found in South Carolina and how to identify them.

Mark Bara is a professionally trained wildlife biologist with Wildlife Society certification. He has a BS in Agriculture from Cornell University, and after serving 3 ½ years of shipboard duty as a USCG officer, he used his GI Bill benefits to obtain a Master’s degree in Wildlife Science at the University of Georgia. He was employed for 33 years by SCDNR, retiring as a Regional Coordinator for a nine county area in the Pee Dee region of South Carolina. He has worked with hundreds of landowners and hunting clubs, assisting them with habitat improvement and harvest strategies. Among numerous other duties, he was responsible for programs on several public wildlife management areas and heritage preserves, wild turkey restoration, and assisting farmers with USDA cost share programs for soil conservation and wildlife habitat improvements. During the early to mid-1970s, he also conducted alligator research during which time he captured 1,000 alligators.

The program is free to the public and will be held in the Museum’s McCown Auditorium located at 805 Main Street, Conway, SC 29526. For more information, call 843-915-5320 or email To view a full list of scheduled programs, visit the museum website at


June 8
1:00 pm


Horry County Museum
805 Main Street
Conway, SC 29526 United States
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