Wednesday, November 02, 2005

Identifying snakes using HOORC’s Library collection

Photo from Botswana Dept. of Tourism

Today there is a puff adder snoozing against the south wall of HOORC’s main brick building. Its presence has prompted a run on the library’s field guides. We have one in the main collection, Branch's Field Guide to Snakes and other Reptiles of Southern Africa, and several more in the Peter Smith Collection: Isermonger’s Snakes of Africa, Johan Marais’ Snake versus Man, John Visser’s Snakes and Snakebite, Fitzsimons' Snakes of Southern Africa and Broadley's 1975 Snakes of Rhodesia.

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