ERIC Number: ED156445
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Snakes of the Savannah River Plant with Information About Snakebite Prevention and Treatment.
This booklet is intended to provide information on the snakes of South Carolina, to point out the necessary steps to avoid a snakebite, and to indicate the current medical treatment for poisonous snakebite. It includes a checklist of South Carolina reptiles and a taxonomic key for the identification of snakes in the Savannah River Plant. Three families of snakes from the region are described in detail with numerous examples and some photographs included. Common names and scientific names are used. Factors involved in poisonous snakebite present a person's chances of being bitten by a poisonous snake and what procedures to follow if this should happen. Selected references are provided at the end of the booklet. (MA)
Descriptors: Animal Behavior, Ecology, Environmental Education, First Aid, Natural Resources, Prevention, Resource Materials, Science Education, Zoology
Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, Drawer E, Aiken, South Carolina 29801 (no price quoted)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Savannah River National Environmental Research Park (DOE), Aiken, SC.
Identifiers: Snakes; South Carolina
Note: Photographs may not reproduce well