The best thing to do is learn the venomous
snakes in your area before you need to know," says Cole.
Accidents are how most venomous
animals first come to scientific notice, Brodie says.
But a recent spate of high-profile spider bites has raised the profile of the dangers of keeping venomous
creatures as pets.
Naturally Wild's special licence permits the company to exhibit various species of venomous
snake publicly across the country, while standard licences have tight geographical restrictions.
Biologist Steve Backshall introduces us to venomous
creatures great and small familiar or little known common or rare in mag-nificent photographs in glowing color and distinctive detail.
The work is divided by type: food borne toxins, fungi, medicinal herbs and essential oils, plants and venomous
spiders, caterpillars that cause breathing difficulties, plant predators and toxic moths have found their way to Britain in food products from exotic locations.
A Japanese man who illegally kept some of the world's most venomous
snakes in his tiny Tokyo apartment was arrested after calling an ambulance when one of his 'pets' bit him, reports said yesterday.
With the cited animals being presented and organized according to being found in Europe, North American, Latin America, Africa, Australasia, and Asia, and enhanced with a concluding chapter on 'The Future for Venomous
Wildlife', a bibliography for further study, appendices, and an index, "Venomous
Animals Of The World" is a welcome and recommended addition to school and community library Pets & Wildlife reference collections and Wildlife Studies supplemental reading lists.
insects, such as wasps, hornets, bees or ants, attack as a defence mechanism, injecting painful, toxic venom through their stings.
The bill amends the requirement for licensing of venomous
reptiles to include those persons that capture, keep, or transport such reptiles.
LEO SMITH, an expert on venomous
fish, on the death of "Crocodile Hunter" Steve Irwin, who was killed last month by a stingray white filming at the Great Barrier Reef off Australia's northeast coast.