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Rhino Viper

Bitis nasicornis

Description:

These are a medium to large viper from Africa. They come from a genus that is known to be rather short and fat in build. There are no other snakes in the world that look like the rhino viper.

Habitat:

Native to west and central African forests.

Notes:

These are gorgeous snakes that have a very bold and vibrant pattern and color. This specimen was shot at the Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, SC. Those shots are also thru glass and came out much better than I had planned.

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1 Comment

Benjo
Benjo 8 years ago

Amazing stuff, I can't figure why i've never heard of them.

LD50 Photography
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LD50 Photography

Columbia, South Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jul 19, 2012
Submitted on Jul 19, 2012

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