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African Puff Adder

Bitis arietans

Description:

Responsible for more deaths in Africa than any other snake, Puff Adders are defensive vipers that (like the gaboon and rhino vipers) reach a decent size.

Habitat:

This species has a very broad geographic range and are found mostly in grasslands and woodlands.

Notes:

The Riverbanks Zoo has one individual (pictured) that is literally the best looking puff adder I've ever seen. As you can see the color is unusually light.

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6 Comments

Nicksy
Nicksy 8 years ago

This is threatning beauty...!!

surekha
surekha 8 years ago

Awesome captures!

Beautiful snake! Since it was spotted in a zoo, please add this to the Captive Animals mission. This helps separate the captive from wild spottings. Thank you! http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/7973...

LD50 Photography
LD50 Photography 8 years ago

Thanks guys! And Benjo they are nasty little snakes with plenty of attitude.

Benjo
Benjo 8 years ago

mean lookin

Atul
Atul 8 years ago

wow deadly snake and welcome to project noah !

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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