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Pictorial Companion to Getting Ahead of Arkansas Snakes

What kind of snakes are found in Arkansas? Stan Trauth, herpetologist and professor of zoology and environmental studies at Arkansas State University, will introduce you to the wide variety of snakes that are native to the Natural State and how you can recognize them by identifying their heads.

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About Professor Trauth

Stan Trauth joined the faculty of Arkansas State University in 1984 and served as Associate Editor, Managing Editor, and then Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science from 1993 through 2008. He also served as President-Elect and President of the Arkansas Academy of Science in 2004–2005. He has published widely in scientific journals on the biology of Arkansas amphibians and reptiles, work that culminated in the 2004 book The Amphibians and Reptiles of Arkansas, which he co-authored with colleagues, Drs. Henry W. Robison and Michael V. Plummer, in 2004. He also served as Director of ASU’s Electron Microscope Facility for thirty years. He also wrote a novel for young people, Salamandria, published in 2015, with his wife, Joy.