CONWAY, Ark. (KTHV) -- UCA professors have volunteered or been called upon to provide assistance and expertise in the Mayflower oil spill.
Professor Vickie McDonald and her students have been involved with searching for birds impacted by the spill. Students searching Wednesday have located several birds in addition to a deceased nutria and deceased bird. The students are responding to the area of 26 and 39 Dam Road in Mayflower.
Professor Ben Cash, whose background is herpetology and stress physiology in reptiles and amphibians, has been asked by Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to help with venomous snakes impacted by the spill.
Professor Cash will be collecting approximately 10 snakes in Mayflower from AGFC officials.
(Source: University of Central Arkansas)