Program: Venomous Snakes in the DFW Area

When:
April 21, 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
2020-04-21T19:00:00-05:00
2020-04-21T20:30:00-05:00
Where:
Community Room at the Arlington Police Department's West District Service Center
2060 W Green Oaks Blvd
Arlington, TX 76013
USA

There are many snakes in Dallas, Tarrant, and the surrounding counties, and yet bites from venomous snakes are not common. Why is that? We will discuss a number of reasons, including that most snakes are not venomous, and even the venomous kinds try to avoid people as a matter of life and death (for them!). There will be lots of photos of venomous and non-venomous snakes. We will also talk about venomous snake bite and what to do if bitten.

The program will be presented by Michael Smith – a naturalist and writer living in North Texas. He has a lifelong interest in herpetology, and co-authored “Herping Texas: The Quest for Reptiles and Amphibians” (with Clint King, Texas A&M University Press, 2018). A second book is expected in spring of 2020. Michael’s “other” career is as a Psychological Associate, and he is interested in how time spent in nature affects us in terms of decreased stress and improved health.

Parking is available in the front of the building, accessed from Ron McAndrew Drive. The program is free and open to the public.