This comprehensive guide covers all 151 snakes indigenous to southern Africa. Species accounts detail behaviour, ID, reproduction and snake venoms, with full-colour photographs. Simple icons give essential information at a glance, and 'look out for' boxes make for quick ID in the field.
Chapters on classification and identification, keeping snakes, and the prevention and treatment of snakebite supplement the species accounts. This user-friendly guide will be invaluable to herpetologists, snake collectors, hikers, gardeners, campers and householders, or anyone wanting to know more about these fascinating and widely misunderstood reptiles.