Charming Snakes by Dr Valerie Jeffries

A Seminar on Reptiles, Institute of Primate Research (IPR), Kenya Seminar at IPR: photos courtesy of John and Margaret Cooper. Valerie and others viewing snakes with Geofrey Kephah. A seminar on “Reptiles and Snakebite” was held at the Kenya Snakebite Research and Intervention Centre (KSRIC) near Nairobi on March 11th 2020, organised by Mrs Margaret … Continue reading Charming Snakes by Dr Valerie Jeffries

Maxwell Knight and snake skins – a new approach to an old challenge

  A Letter to The Editor The Herpetological Bulletin 18th June 2017 Dear Sir I was interested to read the Short Note “Lamination as a method of preserving sloughs” by Steven JR Allain and Mark J Goodman (The Herpetological Bulletin (2016) 138, 29-30). The technique they describe would appear to be an excellent approach to the … Continue reading Maxwell Knight and snake skins – a new approach to an old challenge

Spies and Snakes – A Charming Story

Maxwell Knight was an adventurous and insatiably curious field naturalist (and MI5 agent-runner). "Naturalists, to be any use at all, must be curious above almost anything else," he'd say. "They must ever be asking: Why? How? When? Where?" His curiosity would often lead him to conduct experiments to look at some of the unsolved myths … Continue reading Spies and Snakes – A Charming Story