U.S. Guide to Venomous Snakes and Their Mimics

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This easy-to-use guide is the most comprehensive resource for snake admirers in the United States. Full-color photographs for almost every snake in the country make for easy reference, and dividing the snakes based on their regional habitats makes finding the right snake a breeze. Whether you are trying to identify a western coral snake or its mimic, the sonoran shovel nosed snake, Scott Shupe’s guide is the extensive handbook for which all snake aficionados have been waiting. With full-color maps and a thorough ...

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Overview

This easy-to-use guide is the most comprehensive resource for snake admirers in the United States. Full-color photographs for almost every snake in the country make for easy reference, and dividing the snakes based on their regional habitats makes finding the right snake a breeze. Whether you are trying to identify a western coral snake or its mimic, the sonoran shovel nosed snake, Scott Shupe’s guide is the extensive handbook for which all snake aficionados have been waiting. With full-color maps and a thorough glossary of terms, you’ll be able to identify Arizona black rattlesnakes, eastern cottonmouths, and more in no time!

Unlike other snake books, Shupe’s guide covers the snake population of the entire United States. His expertise and knowledge of snakes is apparent in the thoughtful descriptions and handy hints on how to tell poisonous snakes from their harmless imitators. He also includes an informative natural history of the reptiles and the scientific terms by which they are referred. As a gift for a young naturalist, a reference book for your library, or a handy tool in a sticky situation, this guide is practical, useful, and fun!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781616081829
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing
  • Publication date: 2/23/2011
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,416,768
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Scott Shupe began his naturalist career in 1971 at the famed Ross Allen Reptile Institute in Silver Springs, Florida. He has also worked at Florida’s St. Augustine Alligator Farm and at the Black Hills Reptile Gardens in Rapid City, South Dakota. Today he serves as the director of education for the Kentucky Reptile Zoo & Venom Laboratory.
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Table of Contents

Preface 5
Acknowledgments 6
Introduction 7
Part 1 General Information
Use of the Maps 8
Explanation of the Text Section-(Part 3) 10
Individual Range Maps 10
Explanation of the Use of Scientific Names 11
Some Comments on Snakebite 13
What to Do If You See a Snake in the Outdoors 15
Pit Vipers and Coral Snakes 16
Part 2 Using This Book to Identify a Venomous Snake
Identifying Venomous Snakes 18
Map of Venomous Snake Regions of the United States 18
Venomous snakes of the Southeast Region 19
Venomous Snakes of the Northeast Region 29
Venomous Snakes of the Midwest Region 33
Venomous Snakes of the Great Plains Region 38
Venomous Snakes of the Southwest Desert Region 46
Venomous Snakes of the Rocky Mountain Region 58
Venomous Snakes of the Great Basin Region 61
Venomous Snakes of the West Coast Region 63
Non-Venomous Mimics 67
Part 3
Copperheads 84
Cottonmouths 92
Pygmy Rattlesnakes 99
Massasauga Rattlesnakes 103
Timber and Canebrake Rattlesnakes 107
Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake 113
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake 116
Western Rattlesnake Group 119
Mojave Rattlesnake 127
Black-Tailed Rattlesnake 129
Rock Rattlesnakes 131
Twin-Spotted Rattlesnake 133
Ridge-Nosed Rattlesnakes 135
Tiger Rattlesnake 137
Speckled Rattlesnakes 139
Red Diamond Rattlesnake 141
Sidewinder Rattlesnakes 143
Eastern Coral Snakes 146
Western Coral Snake 149
Glossary 150
References 155
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