Amphibians & Reptiles of MT
Werner, J. Kirwin, Maxell, Bryce A.
Amphibians and Reptiles of Montana is a comprehensive field guide to the state's thirty-one species of frogs, toads, salamanders, turtles, lizards, and snakes. Find out where and when to look for these often reclusive critters; what sounds they make; which speicies really mean it when they bite; how they hunt, breed elude predators, and overwinter; and which populations are dwindling and why. Learn how the Western Skink leaves its blue tail behind for predators; the tiny Pacific Treefrog manufactures natural antifreeze inside its body in winter; the Greater Short-horned LIzard mihgt squirt you with blood from its eyes; and Painted Turtle babies become male or female depending on the temperature. Includes range maps and identification keys. A helpful companion in the field, a fun read at home, and a must on any naturalist's bookshelf.