U.S. Guide to Venomous Snakes and Their Mimics

U.S. Guide to Venomous Snakes and Their Mimics

by Scott Shupe


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The Definitive Reference for Differentiating Venomous Snakes from their Harmless Look-Alikes

This easy-to-use guide is the most comprehensive resource for snake admirers in the United States. Full-color photographs for every venomous 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!

  • Detailed information on the natural history of each species and subspecies
  • Full-color photographs for definitive identification
  • Accurate region-by-region range maps for each snake
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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510740006
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 09/03/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 371,548
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About 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. Previously conducting programs and lectures in association with the Kentucky Reptile Zoo, today his focus is on wildlife photography and writing books about nature and wildlife, including as the editor of Venomous Snakes of the World and author of the state-by-state Wildlife Encyclopedias.

Table of Contents

Part 1General Information
Use of the Maps8
Explanation of the Text Section-(Part 3)10
Individual Range Maps10
Explanation of the Use of Scientific Names11
Some Comments on Snakebite13
What to Do If You See a Snake in the Outdoors15
Pit Vipers and Coral Snakes16
Part 2Using This Book to Identify a Venomous Snake
Identifying Venomous Snakes18
Map of Venomous Snake Regions of the United States18
Venomous snakes of the Southeast Region19
Venomous Snakes of the Northeast Region29
Venomous Snakes of the Midwest Region33
Venomous Snakes of the Great Plains Region38
Venomous Snakes of the Southwest Desert Region46
Venomous Snakes of the Rocky Mountain Region58
Venomous Snakes of the Great Basin Region61
Venomous Snakes of the West Coast Region63
Non-Venomous Mimics67
Part 3
Pygmy Rattlesnakes99
Massasauga Rattlesnakes103
Timber and Canebrake Rattlesnakes107
Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake113
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake116
Western Rattlesnake Group119
Mojave Rattlesnake127
Black-Tailed Rattlesnake129
Rock Rattlesnakes131
Twin-Spotted Rattlesnake133
Ridge-Nosed Rattlesnakes135
Tiger Rattlesnake137
Speckled Rattlesnakes139
Red Diamond Rattlesnake141
Sidewinder Rattlesnakes143
Eastern Coral Snakes146
Western Coral Snake149

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U.S. Guide to Venomous Snakes and Their Mimics 1.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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