Author: Dr. Richard A. NeSmithPublish On: 2020-11-17
Over 50% of the population are afraid of snakes. Why this is so is not entirely understood. It is because we grew up fearing snakes. Also, what we think we know about snakes is false.
Author: Dr. Richard A. NeSmith
Publisher: Applied Principles of Education & Learning
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Over 50% of the population are afraid of snakes. Why this is so is not entirely understood. It is because we grew up fearing snakes. Also, what we think we know about snakes is false. Snake behavior is almost contrary to what we believe about them. Here are 46 pages of pure facts; 72 full-color photographs. You will learn that snakes very rarely ever 1) aggressive, 2) chase people or, 3) desire to get you. This issue addresses non-venomous snakes and how you can identify them. Precaution is always the best policy, but there is no need to fear snakes. Finally, non-venomous snakes serve many purposes, including they tend to keep venomous snakes away.
This book is the first significant contribution to thoroughly examine the potential hazards associated with snakes of the former family, Colubridae.
Author: Scott A Weinstein
This book is the first significant contribution to thoroughly examine the potential hazards associated with snakes of the former family, Colubridae. This family contained >65% of living snake species (approximately 3,000 taxa) and has recently been split into multiple families. Many of these snakes produce oral secretions that contain toxins and other biologically-active substances. A large variety of these snakes figure in the pet industry, yet little documented information or formal study of their potential medical importance has been published. Therefore, although the possible medical importance of many of these species has been subjected to speculation since the mid-nineteenth century, there is a limited amount of useful descriptive information regarding the real hazard (or lack thereof) of snakes belonging to this diverse, artificial family. There is a need for "one-stop shopping" offering information regarding their possible toxicity and clinical relevance as well as recommendations for medical management of their bites. This book is the first synthesis of this information and includes evidence-based risk assessment, hazard rankings and specific recommendations regarding important species, many common in captivity. Fills a gap in the toxinological, medical and herpetological literature by providing a comprehensive review of this entire assemblage of snakes, with particular attention given to their capacity, real or rumored, to cause harm to humans A patient-centered, evidence-based approach is applied to analyzing documented case reports of bites inflicted by approximately 100 species. Clinical management of medically significant bites from non-front-fanged colubroids is methodically reviewed, and specific recommendations are provided
The third type represents a very special adaptation found in the rear-fanged snakes (Boiginae) or opisthoglypha. This group also includes some genera of the
otherwise non-venomous family of colubrid snakes (Colubridae). The fangs ...
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
Author: Source Wikipedia
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 63. Chapters: Anchieta's cobra, Andaman cobra, Aspidelaps lubricus, Aspidelaps scutatus, Black mamba, Boomslang, Burmese spitting cobra, Caspian cobra, Chinese cobra, Coastal taipan, Crotalus scutulatus, Deinagkistrodon, Eastern green mamba, Egyptian cobra, Elapidae, Epidemiology of snakebites, Equatorial spitting cobra, Forest cobra, Indochinese spitting cobra, Jameson's mamba, Javan spitting cobra, Micropechis ikaheka, Naja annulata, Naja ashei, Naja christyi, Naja nigricollis, Nubian spitting cobra, Philippine cobra, Pseudohaje nigra, Rattlesnake, Red spitting cobra, Rhabdophis tigrinus, Samar cobra, Snouted cobra, Trimeresurus stejnegeri, Twig snake, Venomous snake, West African spitting cobra. Excerpt: A snakebite is an injury caused by a bite from a snake, often resulting in puncture wounds inflicted by the animal's fangs and sometimes resulting in envenomation. Although the majority of snake species are non-venomous and typically kill their prey with constriction rather than venom, venomous snakes can be found on every continent except Antarctica. Snakes often bite their prey as a method of hunting, but also for defensive purposes against predators. Since the physical appearance of snakes may differ, there is often no practical way to identify a species and professional medical attention should be sought. The outcome of snake bites depends on numerous factors, including the species of snake, the area of the body bitten, the amount of venom injected, and the health conditions of the person. Feelings of terror and panic are common after a snakebite and can produce a characteristic set of symptoms mediated by the autonomic nervous system, such as a racing heart and nausea. Bites from non-venomous snakes can also cause injury, often due to lacerations caused by the snake's teeth, or from a resulting infection. A bite may...
This Book Includes: Proper Housing, Responsible Husbandry, The Tools and Equipment, Safe Handling Practices, Mistakes to be Avoided, Tips for Safety and Effeciency, Federal and State Regulatory Agencgarde%equies, Emergency Contacts and 76 ...
Author: B. W. Smith
Category: Poisonous snakes
This Book Includes: Proper Housing, Responsible Husbandry, The Tools and Equipment, Safe Handling Practices, Mistakes to be Avoided, Tips for Safety and Effeciency, Federal and State Regulatory Agencgarde%equies, Emergency Contacts and 76 FULL COLOR Illustrations.
Chad Minter. bite. The species, age, and health of the snake is also a
determining factor in the severity of a snakebite. ... you do not have. The non- venomous snakes use the food supply which could easily support a population of
Author: Chad Minter
Informative, easy to understand, and filled with tidbits you'll enjoy. There are no hidden serpents lurking in the following pages. Instead, a goldmine of information to keep you safe from venomous reptiles, and to keep them safe from you Species Accounts For The Six Venomous Snakes native to the Southeastern United States - Venomous Snakes And Their Habits - If You See A Snake - Avoiding a Bite - First Aid For Snakebite - All About Venom & Antivenin - Myths And Folktales - Lots of Photos - Includes A quick Reference Guide with Photos and Range Maps and much more If you would like an autographed copy they may be purchased directly from the author. Details are at http: //www.envenomated.co
This book features an updated alphabetical list of types and sub-types of all venomous snakes, including their home ranges, as well as a comprehensive index, list of abbreviations, glossary, and colour picture insert with one hundred ...
Author: Jiri Valenta
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
This is a comprehensive monograph on the problems of intoxication incurred by snake venom. This publication is primarily intended for those at all levels of health care, for members of rescue teams, surgeries and emergency hospitals, as well as specialised workplaces and intensive care units. Providing didactic instructions for first aid and treatment procedures, information is also presented on venomous snakes, the fundaments of their morphology and behaviour, snakebite prevention, the composition of snake venom, symptoms of envenoming, plus first aid in the event of snakebite for non-professionals, travellers, terrain biologists, and breeders. This book features an updated alphabetical list of types and sub-types of all venomous snakes, including their home ranges, as well as a comprehensive index, list of abbreviations, glossary, and colour picture insert with one hundred photographs of venomous snakes.
A guide to snakes in Southern Africa. It isolates all of the region's most common harmless snakes, all the dangerous snakes and all those (non-dangerous) snakes that are likely to be confused with the dangerous species - a total of 48 snake species which people fear most or are most likely to encounter.
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!
Author: Scott Shupe
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
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!
Comprehensive and definitive, this is an essential guide for snake lovers and herpetologists, and a useful tool for naturalists, conservationists, educators, field workers, and medical personnel throughout Africa.
Author: Stephen Spawls
Publisher: Princeton University Press
The definitive reference guide to all of Africa's venomous and dangerous snakes Africa is home to several hundred snake species, including some of the world’s most dangerous. The Dangerous Snakes of Africa is an indispensable guide to all 137 of these perilous species, both venomous and nonvenomous, and also looks at another 70 species that can be easily mistaken for them. All species accounts include details on identification, habitat, distribution, behavior, and venom, along with information on how to treat bites, a selection of photographs, and an accurate range map. Introductory sections discuss the major snake groups, their venom characteristics, how to avoid snake bites, and first-aid advice. Comprehensive and definitive, this is an essential guide for snake lovers and herpetologists, and a useful tool for naturalists, conservationists, educators, field workers, and medical personnel throughout Africa. Features all 137 species of dangerous snakes found in Africa Looks at venomous and nonvenomous varieties, including pythons and constrictors Includes details on identification, habitat, distribution, and behavior Introduces major snake groups, their venom characteristics, how to avoid snake bites, and first-aid advice
Webb JK, Brook BW, Shine R (2002) Collectors endanger Australia's most
threatened snake, the broadheaded snake ... Weinstein SA, Warrell DA, White J,
Keyler DE (2011) 'Venomous' Bites from Non-venomous Snakes: a Critical
Analysis of ...
Author: Peter Mirtschin
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Australia’s venomous snakes are widely viewed as the world’s most deadly and are regarded with cautious curiosity, fascination and, regrettably, fear. Australia’s Dangerous Snakes examines the biology, natural history, venom properties and bite treatment of medically important venomous marine and terrestrial snakes. It contains comprehensive identification profiles for each species, supported by keys and photographs. In addition to their medical importance, the environmental roles of these snakes and the threats that are causing the decline of many of these reptiles are discussed. Drawing on the authors’ experience in the fields of herpetology, toxinology and clinical medicine, this book stimulates respect and admiration and dispels fear of Australia’s fascinating snakes. Australia’s Dangerous Snakes will provide hours of rewarding reading and valuable information for anyone interested in Australia’s unique wildlife and natural history, and will be an essential reference for herpetologists, toxinologists, physicians, zoo personnel and private snake collectors.
As a mother of 3 young children and with the experience as an elementary teacher, writer, and publisher of many publications for kids, Kate Cruso has learned to listen to kids because this is a book series inspired by kids and for kids!
Author: Kate Cruso
Snake Discovery Kids: Jungle Stories Of Mysterious & Dangerous Snakes With Funny Pictures, Photos & Memes Of Snakes For Children... Does your child love mysterious, gracious & beautiful snakes? Inside your child will learn: * Ancient Snake Origins * Where Do Snakes Hang Out? * The Secrets Of A Snake's Skin * Do Snakes Have The 6th Sense? * What Is A Snake's Defense Tactic? * Snake Specialities * 16 Amazing Non-Venomous Snakes * Most Beautiful Snakes On Earth * Snakes As Pets * Interesting, Curious & Intriguing Snake Facts * Myths & Truths About Snakes much more... This snake adventure book contains a journey of fun facts, amazing discoveries, curious & intriguing stories about snakes. You will find some interesting revelations and secrets you probably never heard about snakes. Some myths and truths and other curious stuff about snakes that children just find cool & groovy to know are included. This book will take your child through a journey of interesting facts, amazing discoveries, curious and intriguing stories about snakes, and touching pictures of snakes that are going to stimulate your child's interest to learn more about these mysterious creatures. You will find some interesting revelations and secrets you probably never heard about. Some myths and truths, and other curious stuff about snakes that children just find cool and groovy to know are included. Did you know that in captivity, many of the snake species can live for surprisingly very long times? The average is somewhere between 18-20 years! You and your child will learn lots more of such curious facts. As a mother of 3 young children and with the experience as an elementary teacher, writer, and publisher of many publications for kids, Kate Cruso has learned to listen to kids because this is a book series inspired by kids and for kids! Kids learn about new & interesting facts so that a combination of both the curious & the new materials and facts together with the visual aspect of the pictures. Children are entertained with the coolness factor of the discovery book plus they learn some new and a little bit harder to retain facts simultaneously with the cool stuff and this is how the child is going to retain info. It is a fact that kids just love these discovery picture books about weird animals and weird stuff that the animals are doing because they love the coolness & grooviness factor of the books. The discovery concept of this snake book, for example, transforms a little bit drier information and facts into brain-friendly information that the child will retain & that the child will be able to use as active information. This discovery book is brain-friendly and works in synchronization with your child's brain, not against it. If your child asks lots of questions you actually have the proof that providing discovery books to your child actually works because children who discover with their own senses & in an active and interactive way are able to develop intelligence on a much higher level than children who are not asking any questions and who are passively sitting in front of a TV all day long. Parents & home-schoolers alike are reporting unprecedented results from using her books as learning materials & they get results even with children who usually hate reading books & have learning & retaining new and dry information. Pick up a copy today!
There are several legless reptiles that crawl rather than walk, the most common of these are snakes. Most snake species are nonvenomous, but there are also some that have deadly venom. Cobras are species of venomous snakes that are commonly called the hooded snake or the snake with a kapel; this account is likely taken because of its similarity to a chapel with a bell tower that has an enchanting appearance. When a cobra is disturbed, it usually rears up and spreads its neck as a display of a threat. King Cobras are everyone's favorite cobra. Not only are they the largest venomous snake in the world, but they are also without a doubt the most royal of the cobras. There is more that you can learn about this peculiar snake. This book will give you information about why these regal snakes are very venomous, even though they don't have high quality venom. What other food do they prey on that is unlike the rest? How they give birth to their young. And what it is like being a snake. Included in this book is a set of more than 20 descriptive photos to heighten the reader's understanding of their defenselessness as a crawling animal, their cunning skill while moving around, their first defense when frightened or threatened, and how they strike when all other options have been exhausted.
In this book you will find all the facts for current conservation issues and laws, sensible precautions to follow while in the wild, a listing of California's heroetological societies, and a comprehensive glossary.
Author: Philip Brown
In this book you will find all the facts for current conservation issues and laws, sensible precautions to follow while in the wild, a listing of California's heroetological societies, and a comprehensive glossary. This guide is a must have for any herper from amateur to expert.
This book presents a field guide to the snakes of India.
Author: Romulus Whitaker
This book presents a field guide to the snakes of India. It describes various species of Indian snakes, venomous and non-venomous, and makes easy identification possible through clear photographs. It also has general facts about snakes, symptoms of and remedies for snakebite, and provides a checklist of Indian snakes.
"Slither into the extraordinary world of snakes and find out incredible facts about these cold-blooded predators.
Author: Barbara Taylor
Publisher: Miles Kelly Publishing
100 Facts Snakes is bursting with unbelievable images, fun activities and exactly 100 fascinating facts. Children will learn everything they need to know about these cold-blooded predators. 100 Facts Snakes includes key topics about these slithery reptiles in simple numbered facts. Every page features fantastic illustrations and photographs that support a child's understanding of the text. This is the ultimate snake book for kids aged 7+ who want to discover more about venomous and non-venomous snakes. Essential topics covered in 100 Facts Snakes: Superior survival skills, hunting for prey and protecting their eggs The purpose of their patterned, scaly skin Harmless species and poisonous snakes such as vipers Examples of 'I don't believe it' fascinating facts: The biggest snake ever to have lived was as long as a bus! Known as Titanoboa, it lived in the rainforests of South America around 60 million years ago. A few snakes polish their scales with a secretion from their nostrils. This may waterproof the scales or allow the snake to leave a scent trail as it slithers along. Large snakes can swallow prey up to a quarter of their own length. They have been known to eat leopards, gazelles and even small crocodiles! Activities to make learning accessible and interactive include: Quiz question: Why does a puff adder inflate its body like a balloon? Make a snake bracelet using thin card, colouring pencils, a hole punch, some wool and some colourful beads Make a spiral snake using paper and decorate it with camouflage colours Author: Barbara Taylor Consultant: Camilla de la Bedoyere Pages: 48 Age: 7+ Dimensions: 9 X 12 Format: Paperback with holographic foil ISBN: 9781848102996
A practical guide to diagnosis, risk assessment and the management of acute poisoning in children offering in-depth information in over 75 chapters covering more than 1,000 potentially poisonous agents including drugs, household and garden products, plants and animals. Compiled and written by experts form the Guy's and St. Thomas' Medical Toxicology Unit in London, an internationally acknowledged center of excellence.