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If you have read Venomous Snakes. Snakes in the Terrarium by Ludwig Trutnau, I thought this book was going to be very similar to that. It turned out to be more of a manual of taking care of venomous snakes in general rather than specific species, however, the book specifically states it is not a manual. Here is the table of contents:
- Disclaimer pg 1
- Introduction pg 3
- Considerations for Venomous Herpetoculture pg 5
- Housing pg 11
- Tools and Equipment pg 35
- Handling, Maneuvering, & Restraining pg 51
- Transportation pg 69
- Common Mistakes pg 77
- Tips and Tricks pg 91
- Venom, Envenomation, & Antivenin pg 103
- Emergency Agencies pg 119
- U.S. Federal and State Agencies pg 127
- Recommended Resources and Reading pg 133
- Bibliography pg 135
The book teaches more technique and general principles of keeping venomous snakes. I have been very pleased with the content. Its simple, clear, practical and very thorough. I think it is a great place to start to get a wide overview of venomous snake husbandry. The book is 135 pages, compact with lots of information. Some people complain that its too expensive for only 135 pages, and I think that is somewhat true, however, it still a rich book.
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