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Gaboon viper

Bitis gabonica


Fat and hard to see on a bed of leaves


in captivity at the LA Zoo.


Have the longest fangs for a snakes.

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Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Scientific name added.

KarenL 8 years ago

nativeboy, please add the scientific name as requested. By the way, your own comments do not add to the popularity score of the spotting!

nativeboy1997 8 years ago

there a pretty cool snake though I have always wanted one

nativeboy1997 8 years ago

its really not on there. I put it on there.

AshleyT 8 years ago

I love these guys, they are so pretty! Feel free to add the scientific name, Bitis gabonica. :)

nativeboy1997 8 years ago

I can't map it it keeps using my curint location

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

This is an African snake. I assume you saw it as a captive at a zoo since it's mapped to California. Please describe its situation and name the zoo in the habitat box. Thanks.

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L.A., California, USA

Spotted on Oct 30, 2012
Submitted on Oct 30, 2012

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