Venomous Snakes of Texas : A Field Guide

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-10-14
  • Publisher: Univ of Texas Pr
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Texas has about one hundred twenty native species and subspecies of snakes, fifteen of which are venomous. Since 1950, Texans have turned to ThePoisonous Snakes of Texaspamphlet series published by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for help in identifying these snakes and for expert advice on preventing and treating snakebite.Venomous Snakes of Texas, a thoroughly revised and updated edition ofPoisonous Snakes, carries on this tradition as a one-stop, all-you-need-to-know guide to Texas_s rattlesnakes, copperheads, cottonmouths, and coral snakes. In this authoritative field guide, you_ll find: _Full-colour photographs and a county-by-county distribution map for each species. _Each species_ common and scientific name, description, look-alikes, and a summary sketch of its habitat, behaviour, reproduction, venom characteristics, predator-prey relationships, and fossil record. _Up-to-date advice on recognizing venomous snakes and preventing and treating snakebite, both at home and in the field. _A glossary of terms and an extensive bibliography. A special feature of this guide is an expanded treatment of the ecological and evolutionary context in which venomous snakes live, which supports Price_s goal _to lessen the hatred and fear and to increase the understanding, The respect, and even the appreciation with which venomous snakes should be regarded._

Table of Contents

Precautions at Home
Protection in the Field Recognizing
Venomous Snakes
Venom Snakebite
First Aid Medical Treatment
Pit VipersGenus Agkistrodon Copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix)
Cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus)
Rattlesnakes Western
Diamondback Rattlesnake (Crotalus atrox)
Timber Rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus)
Rock Rattlesnake (Crotalus lepidus)
Blacktailed Rattlesnake (Crotalus molossus)
Mojave Rattlesnake (Crotalus scutulatus)
Western Rattlesnake (Crotalus viridis)
Massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus)
Pygmy Rattlesnake (Sistrurus miliarius)
Family Elapidae Harlequin Coral Snake (Micrurus fulvius)
A Word about ConservationUseful Sources of Information
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