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Rhombic Night Adder

Causus rhombeatus

Description:

Rhombic Night Adder that we found when it struck at Jimmy's bicycle wheel when he was arriving at my spot in George, lucky it wasnt him. This Night adder was extremely aggressive, striking erratically and puffing constantly; check the video that is linked to this page. This snake belongs to the adder family Viperidae, it is unlike other adders in head shape as it does not have the typical diamond shape head found in adders. It is mildly toxic, but not deadly to humans.

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2 Comments

Kei Heyns
Kei Heyns 8 years ago

Awesome, Thanks!

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Congrats Kei, your spotting is featured in the Project Noah blog! http://blog.projectnoah.org/post/5108168...

Kei Heyns
Spotted by
Kei Heyns

George Local Municipality, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Feb 21, 2012
Submitted on Jun 16, 2012

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