Snakes are some of the most misunderstood creatures around; whose instinctually driven brains, reactions, and energy can be hard to comprehend and so it can be hard for the mainly logic-driven human to relate.
In 2017, I was invited by friends to see the reptile mecca that is the Southern California desert. It was everything my friends said it was, and more. I didn’t have much time to do everything I wanted, so I planned another trip for May 2018. My friends live and work there, so itRead More
The Florida cottonmouth is, of course, a venomous species whose reputation far exceeds its reality. As a child growing up beneath the tangles of Spanish moss and palm trees that adorn the Floridian peninsula, the Florida cottonmouth was the first snake I learned about as a child, and much of that “education” was riddled withRead More
This is why we do what we do: educating humans to save the snakes. We’ve helped dozens of people go from “the only good snake is a dead snake” to sharing our excitement when we see one. Learning how to ID them is the first step. Once you get into it, it’s quite addictive! YouRead More
Perhaps the most common questions about snakes revolve around snakes in and around the home. Many people are frightened by the sudden appearance of a snake on their property. Others are not frightened but are curious about the reasons snakes may cross a yard or even enter a home. This article will shed some lightRead More
Rattlesnakes in Wisconsin: A Historical and Conservation Perspective By Eric Roscoe, Education and Events Coordinator for the Madison Area Herpetological Society The sound of a rattlesnake sounding off its rattle is perhaps one of the most unmistakable sounds in nature, and very often is also one which elicits an especially strong fear response from manyRead More