From simple questions like "Can doctors treat snakebites?" to more complex ones like "How does a scorpion sting?," this book delivers the answers kids want. Whether they've been stung by a bee or seen deadly animals at the zoo or on television, kids are fascinated by and afraid of poisonous creatures. This book explains everything about these animals, from how they produce their venom to how they've been used by humans to win wars and kill prisoners. Trivia-hungry readers will be amazed to learn that the king cobra can grow to a length of 18 feet and that some ants can use their poison to put out small fires.