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Snakes Are Dangerous!

Snakes Are Everything #4 For Episode 4 of Snakes Are Everything, we were joined by Harry Greene, who told us about the 75 million-year long deadly dialog between snakes and primates. Learn more about Harry’s adventures in Tracks and Shadows: Field Biology as Art Green View: Research reflections from Harry W. Greene Crossing boundaries: when …

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Snakes Are Charismatic!

Snakes Are Everything #3 For Episode 3 of Snakes Are Everything, we were joined by Dr. Emily Taylor, aka SnakeyMama, for a very exciting announcement about how YOU can get involved in snake research! Be a Community Scientist: Join Project Rattlecam! Get Project Rattlecam Swag (& support ASP) Central Coast Snake Services Physiological Ecology of …

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Snakes Are Artsy!

Snakes Are Everything #2 For Episode 2 of Snakes Are Everything, we were joined by Emma Hsiao to talk about the intersection of science, conservation, and art! ♥️🐍 Get the Tale of Scales playing cards! Learn more about Emma Hsiao and check out her portfolio on her website. Check our Emma’s designs for ASP in …

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Snakes Are Awesome!

Snakes Are Everything #1 For the premiere of Snakes Are Everything, we were joined by Jesús Rivas, the undisputed expert on Anacondas, to talk about these awesomest of snakes! Learn more about Jesús Rivas and his work with Anacondas at The Land of the Anaconda. Learn more about this series and register to get notified …

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Rattled

I wind under oaks,not looking for dust scallops,not listening to leaf song,lost in brain chatter. Buzz. Red diamonds.I recoil in respect.She is faded to match late summer(except for the shock of black and white over her rattle),bent into defense, waitingfor a better venom victim thanunswallowable me. We do not blink. My thanks are awkward:me a …

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Secret Societies: The Social Lives of Reptiles

This article was written by Gordon M. Burghardt, PhD, a member of the ASP Board of Directors. Sociality in reptiles, particularly snakes, has been long misunderstood and even denied. Today it is well-established that many crocodilians have complex courtship rituals and parental care that is far more extensive than that found in many birds and …

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World Snake Day 2020

Happy World Snake Day! July 16 is World Snake Day: an opportunity to celebrate snakes and raise awareness about their conservation. While snakes are threatened by many of the same issues that affect all wildlife (habitat loss, climate change, and disease), negative attitudes toward snakes may be the biggest barrier to their conservation because it …

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