Tracing the contributions of scientists to the evolving taxonomy of the islands' reptiles, Boos describes every one targeted species of snake came across at the islands, together with neighborhood names from centuries again. Species money owed come whole with tales—both documented and apocryphal—of human encounters with the extra risky island snakes. Forty-eight colour images and fifty black-and-white photos and items of line artwork, such a lot by means of the writer, illustrate the textual content and reduction in identification.
While tiny Tobago is mercifully without toxic snakes, Trinidad hosts 4 venomous species, together with coral snakes and the infamous bushmaster. Boos refutes some of the myths approximately those lethal yet often nonaggressive snakes with information regarding their conduct and behaviour. He additionally writes concerning the substantial anaconda and the boa constrictor, approximately which many half-truths and fictions abound.
All snakes chew, yet just a couple of species are venomous. Boos supplies information regarding what to do—and what to not do—in the development of a chew and discusses interesting folks medication remedies, akin to the Belgian Black Stone, bound to paintings provided that a chew used to be risk free to start with.
The Snakes of Trinidad and Tobago will locate an enthusiastic viewers between herpetologists, ecologists, and different scientists all in favour of the snakes and natural world of Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean, and South the United States. it is going to additionally entice normal readers attracted to snakes and in Caribbean folklore.
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