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HOME RANGE: Notes on Literature, Nature, Working Dogs, History, Martial Arts, Other Obsessions and Sundry Annoyances by Henry Chappell

Harry Greene: Scientist, Hunter, Writer

Last week, I finished a rattlesnake feature article for Texas Wildlife. It will be the July cover story. Incredible photos by Wyman Meinzer and Laurie Hall.

As part of my research, I had a delightful conversation with herpetologist Harry Greene, of Cornell University. Harry is a native Texan and a natural storyteller. Pit vipers are one of his passions. I knew we were going hit it off when he told me that Lonesome Dove is his favorite novel, and that he's watched the mini-series a dozen times. "I like to think that Gus would have seen a huge, old rattler as a fellow traveler," he said.

Harry's latest book, Tracks and Shadows: Field Biology as Art, will be out this fall. You can pre-order now. I can't wait to read it. Look for a review here.

Thanks-a-million to photographer and Master Naturalist Laurie Hall for the referral.

Also, take a look at this clip of the professor having fun with a group of kids:


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