Meet Ernie and Betty White: Two Conservation Dogs Sniffing Out Invasive Species in Wisconsin

Increasingly, canines’ powerful snouts are used in conservation work as well, searching for both endangered and invasive species. Now, two Milwaukee Labrador retrievers, Ernie, and Betty White, are using their schnozzes to search for New Zealand mud snails, an invasive species that has plagued Wisconsin waterways for the last decade

BY Elizabeth Gamillo

The Smithsonian
January 14, 2021

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