Facebook Group Rules

The following rules apply to our facebook group, Wild Snakes : Education & Discussion.  The reason our group is so successful is because we DO enforce these rules. All of the rules are enforced with a MUTE at staff discretion. That should be taken as a warning. Repeat offenses will result in a BAN. ContactingRead More

Locality Release Online – A Level-headed Approach

Originally posted on Field Herp Forum by Jim Bass on 11/22/2011 Locality Release Online ‘A Level-headed Approach’ Given the advent and tremendous growth of online forums devoted to specific fields of biological interest, such as ‘Field Herping’, the subject of Specific Locality has generated a considerable amount of controversy, regarding the why, where, when, andRead More

How to Properly Handle Non-Venomous Snakes

Conservation and wildlife educator, Laura Lux, demonstrates how to properly handle a non-venomous snake. The snake is this video is a Great Plains Ratsnake (Pantherophis emoryi). Learn more! Join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/snakeED Picking up and handling a wild snake that is harmless to humans: First, and foremost: NEVER, EVER, EVER PICK UP A SNAKE UNLESSRead More

Snake Bites & Misinformation

Our society has an unfortunate propensity to demonize snakes. Humans tend to fear what they don’t truly understand and snakes are no exception. It is a shame considering how beneficial they are to keeping our ecosystem healthy and thriving. From a young age, it is ingrained in many a mind that any snake you seeRead More

Snake Salivary Glands

Discussion from the WSED Facebook group (you have to be a member to read posts): Do venomous snakes have salivary glands other than the obvious ones attached to the fangs? If so, does the saliva contain the same structures as their venom? Snakes have many different salivary glands. The venom glands evolved from a salivaryRead More