Western National Parks Association
Each year our desert creatures bite or sting thousands of people in the Southwest. For the vast majority of victims, treatment can be managed at home using basic first aid. Despite this, the fear and fascination we hold for these poisonous animals have led to abundant myths and half-truths exaggerating the risk we take living in the desert.
This guide not only enables the reader to identify potentially dangerous species, but encourages appreciation of the animals' natural history.