By Sherman Hollar
Age variety: eight - 12 Years
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 the diversity of Animal existence 12
Chapter 2 class and behaviour 33
Chapter three Animals with no Backbones 50
Chapter four Animals with Backbones 61
For additional information 80
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In most cases, additional tooth marks are not seen. Bites by the elapid snakes (cobras, mambas, tiger snake, taipan, coral snakes, and related species) usually produce one or two small puncture wounds, although occasionally there may be one or two additional punctures. Sea snake bites are characterized by multiple (2 to 20) pinhead-sized puncture wounds. In some cases the teeth may be broken off and remain in the wound. Proper identification of fang or tooth marks may be complicated in those cases where skin tears result from jerking an extremity away during the biting act.
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