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Timber Rattlesnakes in Vermont & New York Biology, History, and the Fate of an Endangered Species

By: Jon Furman
248 pages, illus
Timber Rattlesnakes in Vermont & New York
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Today, small populations of timber rattlesnakes (Crotalus horridus) quietly inhabit parts of Rutland County in Vermont, and Warren, Washington, and Essex counties in New York. Because the species is endangered, the exact locations of established dens in this area are a closely guarded secret.

Insider, naturalist, and author Jon Furman has devoted years to the study of the snake's past and present range, its habitat and biology, the period in Vermont and upstate New York history during which timber rattlesnakes were ruthlessly hunted for a bounty, and the outlook for this severely threatened species in both states.

Soundly anchored in the latest scientific data, Furman proffers an accessible and engaging account of contemporary fieldwork and first-person interviews with herpetologists and old-time bounty hunters. For expert and lay readers interested in snakes and reptiles, northeastern fauna and natural history, conservation, and endangered species, this volume clearly explicates the timber rattlesnake's biology as well as what happens and what to do when one bites. It also explores the troubling decline of the northeastern population caused by bounty hunting between the 1890s and the early 1970s, other past and present threats to the species' survival, and what measures are being taken - and additional ones that must be taken - to ensure that timber rattlesnakes survive and thrive in the northeast.

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JON FURMAN is an accomplished amateur naturalist and writer who studies timber rattlesnakes in the northeast.

By: Jon Furman
248 pages, illus
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