Snakes of the Dakotas

Title: Snakes of the Dakotas: A Guide to Common and Notable Species
ISBN: 978-1-943334-14-8
Author: Clint Pustejovsky

Snakes of the Dakotas describes the 18 species of snakes found in North and South Dakota —including the 1 venomous native to the region—as well 2 panels devoted to sharing some little-known Snake Facts and dispelling some Common Snake Myths.
Common and scientific names, average adult size, habitat, diet, and behavior are described.

Tips on field identification and safety instructions are also discussed. The guide features large color photos making it ideal for field use. Identify that unexpected visitor in your yard or while out and about. Excellent for nature enthusiasts of all ages.

This guide’s six double-sided panels fold up into a handy narrow packet which is sized to fit in your back pocket yet sturdy enough to stand up under repeated use. Lamination has also made the guide waterproof.

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Clint Pustejovsky
About Clint Pustejovsky

Houston is home to many snakes and is also where Clint’s passion for snakes began.

As a 5 year old child, Clint was reading reptile books from the local library  and his elementary school, and by third grade he had read every available reptile and amphibian book. 

Clint has has been studying and catching snakes, venomous and nonvenomous, from that moment to this moment.
At the age of 11, he met a local nature scientist, Dr. Robert A, Vines, who taught Clint how to catch and handle venomous snakes and better ID venomous from nonvenomous. This was 1970 and snake grabbers were not readily available as they are today, so Clint learned how to make his own grabbers, snares, hooks and pinning devices, and continued practicing and honing his skills over the years.

He received a B.S. in Communications from the University of Houston. Clint has also been featured in many newspapers, magazines and regularly asked to do television interviews. 

He continues traveling around Texas entertaining and teaching audiences (companies, schools, TPWD, etc.) of all sizes and ages how to properly ID snakes, what do in case of envenomation, and overall handling and safety. 

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