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African Puff Adder

Bitis arietans


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.


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


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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Nicksy 8 years ago

This is threatning beauty...!!

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!

LD50 Photography
LD50 Photography 8 years ago

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

Benjo 8 years ago

mean lookin

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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