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Snakes of the Desert: Mystery and Intrigue

Snakes of the Desert: Mystery and Intrigue

Course Number: BIOL X414.51

0.5 units

Feared and respected by many for their potential to inflict harm, snakes have long captured the fascination of humanity. This course introduces:

  • The remarkable variety of venomous and non-venomous snakes that inhabit Southern California's deserts
  • The many adaptations that are essential for them to survive in the desert ecosystem including unique morphological, physiological, behavioral, and ecological traits
  • Exploration to locate and identify reptile habitat and possibly see some snakes

Samplings of local venomous and non-venomous snakes are brought into the classroom

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