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Table Of Contents

1. History and Myths
3. Feeding
4. Reproduction
5. Sexing and Measuring
6. When, Where, and How to Find Snakes
7. Treats
8. Defenses
9. Is it Venomous?
10. So You Were Bitten—Now What?
11. Northern Copperheads
12. Eastern Hognose Snakes
13. Timber Rattlesnakes
1. Handling
2. Captive Care
3. Enclosures
4. Habitat
5. Cleaning
6. Climate Control
7. Sustenance
8. Problem Feeders
9. Bugs and Wild-Caught Prey
1. Pros and Cons
2. Overview
3. Social Structure and Psychology
4. Mating and Gestation
5. Nursing and Young
6. Starter Colony
7. Rat House
8. Enclosures
9. Bedding
10. Feeding and Watering
11. Cleaning
12. Nesting Boxes
13. Harvest
Ridge Runners and Flatlanders
Hunting for Massasaugas
Filming Massasaugas
The Pittsburgh Zoo
The Water Moccasin and the Drain
The Cobra Stalking the Keeper
The Cobra in the Garbage Can
Powdermill Nature Reserve
Get Rich Quick
Camping Trip
Snake Hunting in the Conemaugh Gorge
Snake Hunting on the Rachelwood Estate
Snake Hunting near DuBois
Jeeping
Snake Hunting on the Clarion River
The Snake Circle
Protected Species
“Snake”
If Only...A Look Back At What Used To Be By Norm Erickson
Rattlers—Boy, Did I Get Bit! By Norm Erickson
Poison Fangs Are Unforgettable By Norm Erickson
The Unexpected
The Bad News
Snake Bites Linger
A Call for Help
Bubba and the Snake Man
Mary Jane and the Bog Turtle
The Guardians
The Black Rat and the Drunk
The Commercial Poacher
The Snake Shot
The One-Armed Bandit
The Phone Call
The Albino
The Shaman
Hodad
The House of Horrors
1. Overview
2. Te Shell
3. Gender Determination
4. Searching For and Finding Turtles
1. Where Tey Live and What Tey Eat
2. Reproduction
3. Live Traps
4. Noodling
5. Polling
6. You’ve Caught One—Now What?
Greg Levish’s Recipes
Vegetable Turtle Soup
Chowder-Style Turtle Soup
Winnie McClennen’s Recipe
2. Predator/Prey
3. Bio-indicators
4. Global and Local Treats
2. Breathing
3. Vision
4. Smell and Taste
5. Lateral Lines
6. Capturing Prey
7. Defensive Mechanisms
8. Hydroregulation, Termoregulation, and Hibernation
9. Home Range
10. Courting and Reproduction
11. Eggs and Young
12. Red-Spotted Newt
13. Eastern Hellbender, the “Allegheny Alligator”
2. Fun Facts
3. Senses
4. Defensive Mechanisms
5. Courting and Reproduction
6. Bullfrogs
7. American Toads
8. Te Black Death
Keeping Amphibians in Captivity By John Wood
1. Habitats
2. Lighting
3. Temperature
4. Water
5. Feeding
1. Whole Specimens
2. Skins
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Rattlers & Snappers

Rattlers & Snappers

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Rattlers & Snappers is a must-have book for anyone interested in reptiles and amphibians, but it’s more than that. No other book contains such an eclectic mix of natural history, husbandry, harvest, taxidermy, and tales.


This book discusses the life history of fascinating animals such as rattlesnakes, snapping turtles, and hellbenders. It teaches you how to handle and keep snakes and how to raise rats, mice, and bugs. It presents the firsthand accounts of noted naturalists and legendary wardens along with tales of outlaws and reptile poachers. It also offers techniques on catching and cooking turtles and on preserving the dead.


This book was written for the Conservation Officers of Pennsylvania Association (COPA). All royalties from the sale of this book are used to support youth environmental education programs.




Rattlers & Snappers is a must-have book for anyone interested in reptiles and amphibians, but it’s more than that. No other book contains such an eclectic mix of natural history, husbandry, harvest, taxidermy, and tales.


This book discusses the life history of fascinating animals such as rattlesnakes, snapping turtles, and hellbenders. It teaches you how to handle and keep snakes and how to raise rats, mice, and bugs. It presents the firsthand accounts of noted naturalists and legendary wardens along with tales of outlaws and reptile poachers. It also offers techniques on catching and cooking turtles and on preserving the dead.


This book was written for the Conservation Officers of Pennsylvania Association (COPA). All royalties from the sale of this book are used to support youth environmental education programs.


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