Book of Mormon, Books, Ether
The story of the Jaredites being plagued by “poisonous serpents” at a time of “great dearth” makes sense when one realizes that drought causes rodents and then serpents to migrate.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Tvedtnes, John A.
"Drought and Serpents,"
Journal of Book of Mormon Studies: Vol. 6
, Article 7.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/jbms/vol6/iss1/7