Maryland Snakes: A Field Guide
Mystery rules the long spine of their natural history. Whether reviled or revered, snakes have captured our imaginations through the ages. More than 2,400 species of snakes are known in the world. True to their elusive, mysterious nature, the exact number of species in Maryland is unknown...somewhere between 24 and 27. Outdoors Maryland walked the state's mountains, coastal plain and forests in search of Maryland's snakes, and found them-on hot rocks, in dark crevices and under prickly brush. Maryland Snakes: A Field Guide demystifies the lowly snake by bringing together three top-notch experts on reptiles and amphibians of the region: the Maryland Department of Natural Resource's Ed Thompson and Scott Smith, and rattlesnake wrangler legend Marty Martin.