Can you tell if a snake is venomous by its colour? What is the real chance of being bitten by a snake? Can you really die in 30 seconds? Many of us have an instinctive fear of snakes and other reptiles. Over the last 200 years, we have built up a strong negative image of them, especially snakes. Living with Snakes and Other Reptiles provides a layperson's account of why these creatures behave the way they do and what makes people get into trouble. The book sheds new light on snakes, lizards, crocodiles and the Cane Toad, helps you to identify them and dispels some common myths and fallacies. In revealing the fascinating world of reptiles, the book provides the reader with the knowledge to better cope with them at home and in the workplace.
Simon Watharow has been a professional herpetologist for 15 years and has written more than 20 research papers on reptiles. He has travelled extensively around Australia working with snakes and other reptiles and has lectured on methods of snake control and public safety to government rangers, wildlife rescue groups and community groups. He is well known for his training programmes on snake awareness and reptile control, and has appeared regularly on television and in print media.