Venomous Snakes of Texas: A Field Guide

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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 the Poisonous Snakes of Texas pamphlet 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 of Poisonous Snakes, carries on this tradition as a one-stop, all-you-need-to-know guide to Texas's rattlesnakes, ...

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Overview

Texas has about one hundred twenty native species and subspecies of snakes, fifteen of which are venomous. Since 1950, Texans have turned to the Poisonous Snakes of Texas pamphlet 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 of Poisonous 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-color 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, behavior, 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."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780292719675
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publication date: 10/14/2009
  • Pages: 130
  • Sales rank: 769,883
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

ANDREW H. PRICE was until recently a Natural Resources Scientist in the Wildlife Diversity Program of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. He is also a Research Fellow of the Texas Memorial Museum at the University of Texas at Austin.
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Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
Precautions at Home
Protection in the Field
Recognizing Venomous Snakes
Venom
Snakebite
First Aid
Medical Treatment
Pit Vipers
Genus 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 Conservation
Useful Sources of Information
Glossary
References
Index
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