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To all my Chinese friends. Happy New Year!!!! May the year of the snake be prosperous and happy for you all. :)
Strangely enough, death adders are not true adders. They belong to the same family as other venomous Australian snakes, the elapids. They have evolved their similarity to adders, which are actually members of the viper family, in response to their environment and their sit and wait style of life, which does not require a snake to be long and agile but short and muscular for a quick strike when necessary.