The Reptiles: Snakes
Additional Web and Print Resources

Web Sites

Snake Venom: The Pain and Potential of Poison
http://coloherp.org/cb-news/Vol-28/cbn-0103/Venom.html
A very informative article by Ed Ferrer.

Snake Venom Therapy
http://www.annieappleseedproject.org/snakventher.html
An article on copperhead venom as a cancer treatment.

History of Snake Venom Use for Medicinal Purposes
http://www.bio.davidson.edu/biology/kabernd/seminar/studfold/MUVT/history.html
A brief survey of venom’s good side.

King Cobra
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/kingcobra/index-n.html
Information about cobras and other snakes from National Geographic.

Snake killing highlights need for education
http://southeast.fws.gov/news/1999/r99-090.html
The sad story of an indigo snake killing, from the Fish and Wildlife Service.

Snakes provide good pest control in the garden
http://eesc.orst.edu/agcomwebfile/garden/wildlife/snakes.html
A tip sheet from Oregon State University.

Books

Coborn, John. THE ATLAS OF SNAKES OF THE WORLD. New York: TFH Publications, 1991.

Cooper, Paulette. 277 SECRETS YOUR SNAKE WANTS YOU TO KNOW: UNUSUAL AND USEFUL INFORMATION FOR SNAKE OWNERS AND SNAKE LOVERS. Berkeley: Ten Speed Press, 1999.

Greene, Harry et al. SNAKES: THE EVOLUTION OF MYSTERY IN NATURE. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.

Mehrtens, John. LIVING SNAKES OF THE WORLD IN COLOR. New York: Sterling Publications, 1987.

Zug, George. Herpetology: AN INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY OF AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES, SECOND EDITION. New York: Academic Press, 2001.

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