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. Familiar life in field and forest; the animals, birds, frogs, and salamanders . neck ; carinated(keeled) dorsal scales in twenty-three to twenty-fiverows. The fangs recline against the roof of themouth protected by an elastic membrane. They arethe only teeth on the maxillaries. These fangs whenbroken off or re-moved are re-placed by oth-ers. The ven-om may or maynot be ejectedby the serpent.*Like the skunk, the Creature is The rattlesnake coiled to strike : showing the flat-tening of the body against the ground. chary about dis-pensing what he seems to consider a valuable productnot to be wa

. Familiar life in field and forest; the animals, birds, frogs, and salamanders . neck ; carinated(keeled) dorsal scales in twenty-three to twenty-fiverows. The fangs recline against the roof of themouth protected by an elastic membrane. They arethe only teeth on the maxillaries. These fangs whenbroken off or re-moved are re-placed by oth-ers. The ven-om may or maynot be ejectedby the serpent.*Like the skunk, the Creature is The rattlesnake coiled to strike : showing the flat-tening of the body against the ground. chary about dis-pensing what he seems to consider a valuable productnot to be wa Stock Photo
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1879 x 1330 px | 31.8 x 22.5 cm | 12.5 x 8.9 inches | 150dpi

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. Familiar life in field and forest; the animals, birds, frogs, and salamanders . neck ; carinated(keeled) dorsal scales in twenty-three to twenty-fiverows. The fangs recline against the roof of themouth protected by an elastic membrane. They arethe only teeth on the maxillaries. These fangs whenbroken off or re-moved are re-placed by oth-ers. The ven-om may or maynot be ejectedby the serpent.*Like the skunk, the Creature is The rattlesnake coiled to strike : showing the flat-tening of the body against the ground. chary about dis-pensing what he seems to consider a valuable productnot to be wasted on any account. The snake can onlystrike a distance equal to half the length of his body,and he is by no means aggressive, as the passer-by isunmolested if he does not begin hostilities. Thesnake need not necessarily be coiled to strike, either.He will throw himself right or left as far as the posi-tion of his body allows him to reach. The noise ofthe rattle is extremely like a rapid stridulation of thecone-headed grasshopper {Conocephalus ensiger), with * Samuel Garman.. 68 FAMILIAR LIFE IN FIELD AND FOREST. about eleven hundred vibrations to a minute, insteadof two hundred and eighty-eight as in the case of thegrasshopper.* m Because a serpent may possess half a ~f|*f Pf f Pf dozen sections to hisrattle it by no means indicates that he is six years old. More than one section may be addedin a years time, and frequently one is broken off byaccident. The copperhead {Ancistrodon contortrix). Length,thirty-six inches ; light rusty brown above, withdarker blotches and a coppery cast to the head;^-shaped brown marks on sides; yellowish beneath;fangs like the rattlesnakes. An extremely rare butdangerous reptile, with a pointed, horny tail but withno warning rattle. The familiar members of the non-poisonous familyColubridce are as follows: The ground snake (Oarphophiops amoenus).Length, twelve inches; opalescent color; chestnutbrown above, salmon beneath ; head very small, notwid