Download and read online Cottonmouths in PDF and EPUB From a compelling new voice in LGBTQ and Southern fiction, a gripping tale of crime and desire amid small-town America’s meth epidemic. This was Drear’s Bluff. Nothing bad happened here. People didn’t disappear. College was supposed to be an escape for Emily Skinner. But after failing out of school, she's left with no choice but to return to her small Arkansas hometown, a place run on gossip and good Christian values. She's not alone. Emily's former best friend—and childhood crush—Jody Monroe is back with a baby. Emily can't resist the opportunity to reconnect, despite the uncomfortable way things ended between them and her mom's disapproval of their friendship. When Emily stumbles upon a meth lab on Jody's property, she realizes just how far they’ve both fallen. Emily intends to keep her distance from Jody, but when she's kicked out of her house with no money and nowhere to go, a paying job as Jody's live-in babysitter is hard to pass up. As they grow closer, Emily glimpses a future for the first time since coming home. She dismisses her worries; after all, Jody is a single mom. The meth lab is a means to an end. And besides, for Emily, Jody is the real drug. But when Jody's business partner goes missing, and the lies begin to pile up, Emily will learn just how far Jody is willing to go to save her own skin—and how much Emily herself has risked for the love of someone who may never truly love her back. Echoing the work of authors like Daniel Woodrell and Sarah Waters, Cottonmouths is an unflinching story about the ways in which the past pulls us back . . . despite our best efforts to leave it behind.
Download and read online Cottonmouths in PDF and EPUB Describes what cottonmouths, or water moccasins, look like, what they eat, where they can be found, how they defend themselves, the danger from their bites, and the outlook for their future.
Download and read online Cottonmouths in PDF and EPUB Describes the physical characteristics, habitat, and behavior of the poisonous snakes known as water mocassins or cottonmouths.
Download and read online Cottonmouths in PDF and EPUB Cottonmouths are named after the white color inside of their mouths. They open their mouths wide to threaten predators that get too close! Readers will discover where cottonmouths live, what they eat, and why they can be very dangerous!
Download and read online Cottonmouths in PDF and EPUB Describes the physical characteristics, habitats, diet, and life cycles of cottonmouths.
Download and read online Cottonmouths in PDF and EPUB These large pit vipers live near swamps, lakes, rivers, and shallow pools. This is the reason they are also called water moccasins. Cottonmouths open their white, cotton-colored mouths whenever they wish to frighten enemies. Students will learn about this fish-eating snake's senses and how it locates prey or predators with them. They will also learn about the cottonmouth's hemotoxic venom, which is used to make antivenin for treating snakebites.
Download and read online Cottonmouths in PDF and EPUB An introduction to the physical characteristics, habits, natural environment, and relationship to human beings of various species of cottonmouths, also known as water moccasins.
Download and read online Behavioral Responses by Cottonmouths Agkistrodon Piscivorus to Chemical and Visual Predator Cues in PDF and EPUB Predator detection and assessment of predation risk have important survival consequences for animals. However, responses to predatory threats can vary with different stimuli. Chemical cues are important for predator recognition but visual cues may elicit defensive responses. Cottonmouths (Agkistrodon piscivorus) exhibit an array of antipredatory behaviors that have been thoroughly characterized in response to human aggressors, but their responses to cues from other predators are poorly known. I conducted three experiments to evaluate cottonmouth responses to visual and chemical stimuli from predators and non-predators. Snakes exposed to predator chemical cues exhibited elevated tongue-flick rates compared to controls but did not perform any antipredatory behaviors. Snakes exposed to mobile silhouettes of predators and nonpredators performed significantly more defensive displays in response to red-tailed hawk models than controls. However, snakes exposed to visual models of terrestrial predators and non-predators exhibited elevated responses to taxidermed mink and muskrat compared to an inanimate object of similar size and color. My results are consistent with risk-sensitivity predictions in that cottonmouths can use chemical cues to recognize predators and use visual cues to distinguish predatory bird silhouettes from those of nonpredatory birds. However, snakes generalized their antipredator responses to stationary mammals based on visual cues alone.
Download and read online Venom Expelled by Cottonmouths Agkistrodon Piscivorus Across Different Prey Sizes Prey Taxa and Snake Body Temperatures in PDF and EPUB Pit vipers possess a sophisticated venom delivery system enabling them to efficiently disable prey. To avoid retaliatory countermeasures, pit vipers typically release envenomated prey which are then trailed and consumed after succumbing to venom effects. Successful retrieval of released prey should vary with venom resistance and trail ability of prey types. The effects of prey size and prey type (mice, lizards, and frogs) on foraging behavior and venom expenditure in a cohort of juvenile cottonmouths was examined. Venom expenditure did not vary significantly among prey sizes or prey types. However, lizard prey were held significantly more often than mice. The effect of snake body temperature on foraging response variables across a range of ecologically relevant temperatures (18°C-30°C) was also examined. Cottonmouths injected significantly less venom, and held prey significantly more often, at 18°C than at 25°C or 30°C. These results are consistent with a thermal constraint on envenomation performance at lower operant temperatures. Overall, these results suggest that cottonmouths modify foraging behavior to compensate for both venom resistance in ectothermic prey and decreased performance at lower temperatures.
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Download and read online Cottonmouth in PDF and EPUB Introduces the cottonmouth, also known as the water moccasin, the only venomous water snake in North America, and describes its habitat, appearance, and habits.
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Download and read online Seasonal Activity and Movements of Western Cottonmouths Agkistrodon Piscivorus Leucostoma Along the Cumberland River Bicentennial Trail Ashland City Tennessee in PDF and EPUB The Cumberland River Bicentennial Trail near Ashland City, Tennessee is a popular recreational corridor that bisects the winter and summer habitats of a well established Western Cottonmouth population. The objectives of this study were to determine the seasonal movements of these snakes and the attitudes of trail users towards snakes they encounter in the area.