Synopses & Reviews
Based on his more than 40 years of field research, Means, an expert on the eastern diamondback rattlesnake, reveals the biological complexity and beauty of animals that he has studied. Most people loathe these reptiles and amphibians, but Means shows his love for creatures that go bump in the night.
In Australia, Means searches for the “fiercey,” reputed to be the world’s deadliest terrestrial snake. In Mexico, he stalks the rattlesnake that might have served as the model for the mythical “plumed serpent” of Mayan art. In Florida, he is “chased” by cottonmouth moccasins.
Through his experiences, Means hopes that readers will gain a new appreciation for animals called herps, or creepy-crawly things.