TIMBER RATTLESNAKES IN VERMONT NEW YORK BIOLOGY HISTORY AND THE FATE OF AN ENDANGERED SPECIES

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Timber Rattlesnakes In Vermont New York

Author : Jon Furman
ISBN : 9781611688160
Genre : Nature
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Today, small populations of timber rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) quietly inhabit parts of Rutland County in Vermont, and Warren, Washington, and Essex counties in New York. Because the species is endangered, the exact locations of established dens in this area are a closely guarded secret. Insider, naturalist, and author Jon Furman has devoted years to the study of the snake's past and present range, its habitat and biology, the period in Vermont and upstate New York history during which timber rattlesnakes were ruthlessly hunted for a bounty, and the outlook for this severely threatened species in both states. Soundly anchored in the latest scientific data, Furman proffers an accessible and engaging account of contemporary fieldwork and first-person interviews with herpetologists and old-time bounty hunters. For expert and lay readers interested in snakes and reptiles, northeastern fauna and natural history, conservation, and endangered species, this volume clearly explicates the timber rattlesnake's biology as well as what happens and what to do when one bites. It also explores the troubling decline of the northeastern population caused by bounty hunting between the 1890s and the early 1970s, other past and present threats to the species' survival, and what measures are being taken-and additional ones that must be taken-to ensure that timber rattlesnakes survive and thrive in the northeast. Historical and contemporary illustrations bring these reptiles and their world to life. Timber Rattlesnakes in Vermont & New York shines a new light on a maligned and misunderstood species.
Category: Nature

Venomous Reptiles Of The United States Canada And Northern Mexico

Author : Carl H. Ernst
ISBN : 9780801898761
Genre : Nature
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The first volume contains species accounts of the venomous lizards and elapid and viperid snakes found north of Mexico's twenty-fifth parallel. Volume two covers the twenty-one species of rattlesnakes found in the United States, Canada, and northern Mexico.
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Rattlesnakes Of The United States And Canada

Author : Manny Rubio
ISBN : 9781938850073
Genre : Pets
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This book is a full color illustrated guide to the Rattlesnakes of the USA and Canada. Natural history, range maps and hundreds of beautiful color photos fill this most up to date book published of rattlesnakes currently.
Category: Pets

America S Snake

Author : Ted Levin
ISBN : 9780226040783
Genre : Science
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There’s no sound quite like it, or as viscerally terrifying: the ominous rattle of the timber rattlesnake. It’s a chilling shorthand for imminent danger, and a reminder of the countless ways that nature can suddenly snuff us out. Yet most of us have never seen a timber rattler. Though they’re found in thirty-one states, and near many major cities, in contemporary America timber rattlesnakes are creatures mostly of imagination and innate fear. Ted Levin aims to change that with America’s Snake, a portrait of the timber rattlesnake, its place in America’s pantheon of creatures and in our own frontier history—and of the heroic efforts to protect it against habitat loss, climate change, and the human tendency to kill what we fear. Taking us from labs where the secrets of the snake’s evolutionary history are being unlocked to far-flung habitats whose locations are fiercely protected by biologists and dedicated amateur herpetologists alike, Levin paints a picture of a fascinating creature: peaceable, social, long-lived, and, despite our phobias, not inclined to bite. The timber rattler emerges here as emblematic of America and also, unfortunately, of the complicated, painful struggles involved in protecting and preserving the natural world. A wonderful mix of natural history, travel writing, and exemplary journalism, America’s Snake is loaded with remarkable characters—none more so than the snake at its heart: frightening, perhaps; endangered, certainly; and unquestionably unforgettable.
Category: Science

Rattlesnake

Author : Rubio M
ISBN : 1560988088
Genre : Nature
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Over 250 photographs examine the more than eighty species and subspecies of rattlesnakes throughout the United States, offering a look at their evolution and behavior
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ISBN : UCSC:32106017987782
Genre : Academic libraries
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The Alligator Snapping Turtle

Author : Peter Charles Howard Pritchard
ISBN : 1575242753
Genre : Nature
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The alligator snapping turtle is one of the most celebrated of the world's turtles. Yet despite its unquestionable familiarity among even the most dilettante turtle enthusiasts and hobbyist, it remains a rather poorly-known species.
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The Biology Of Sea Snakes

Author : William A. Dunson
ISBN : UCSD:31822012538161
Genre : Nature
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