Tracing the contributions of scientists to the evolving taxonomy of the islands' reptiles, Boos describes every one specified species of snake discovered at the islands, together with neighborhood names from centuries again. Species debts come whole with tales—both documented and apocryphal—of human encounters with the extra risky island snakes. Forty-eight colour pictures and fifty black-and-white pictures and items of line paintings, such a lot by way 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 a few of the myths approximately those lethal yet often nonaggressive snakes with information regarding their behavior and behaviour. He additionally writes concerning the huge 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 chunk and discusses fascinating people medication remedies, corresponding to the Belgian Black Stone, absolute to paintings provided that a chunk used to be innocuous to start with.
The Snakes of Trinidad and Tobago will locate an enthusiastic viewers between herpetologists, ecologists, and different scientists involved in the snakes and natural world of Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean, and South the US. it's going to additionally attract basic readers drawn to snakes and in Caribbean folklore.
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