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Books about Snakes

Books about Snakes

You’re Gonna’ Get Bit!: Harrowing Tales of Herpetology Not only books about snakes- but turtles, lizards, frogs, caimans – as many stories about herps that I can remember. For those like the creepy crawly reptiles and amphibians. Fun tales from amateur fun to professional pitfalls.

Books about Snakes
Books about Snakes

Mark Ferdinand has a scientific collector’s permit during most years for collecting venomous snakes for research. He has always had a love for herpetology books. He has worked with venomous animals for biomedical research for over ten years and has extracted venom over twenty thousand times without serious incident. Knock on wood as hard as I can!!

From chasing frogs as a child, to milking venomous snakes for a living, Mark Ferdinand explores a lifetime of tales from the world of reptiles and amphibians. Whether it’s a quest for his first turtle, keeping crocodiles in his closet, or chasing snakes around the workplace, You’re Gonna’ Get Bit! has a story that all “herpers” and nature lovers can relate to and enjoy.


“The red spitting cobra just looked at me and stared. It was one foot away from my face and I had surprised it as much as it had surprised me. Everything about this morning was normal and mundane, but in this situation I found myself in, all was highly out of place.

Close calls were nothing new in my time dealing with reptiles and amphibians.  Some were more dangerous than others. I like to think I learned something from each one, but these are soulless and often unpredictable beings I deal with. Anything can happen.”

Mark Ferdinand lives on the South Texas coast with his wife, daughter and son. Fishing the surf, hunting, gardening, tiki carving, and DIY occupy his spare time. He has written on the topic of autism spectrum disorder from a father’s perspective in parenting articles and in other non-fiction venues.

Reptile Author
Reptile Books Author

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