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Bitis arietans


Bitis arietans is a venomous viper species found in savannah and grasslands from Morocco and western Arabia throughout Africa except for the Sahara and rain forest regions.[2] It is responsible for causing the most snakebite fatalities in Africa owing to various factors, such as its wide distribution and frequent occurrence in highly populated regions


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Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Wow, fantastic! What was the habitat of your spotting? Many spotters don't realize it but here, "Habitat" refers to the spotting, not in general. From the FAQs: "Habitat: Please state the actual habitat where you photographed the spotting - this information can then be used to track changes in habitat, such as those caused by human intervention or habitat destruction. Again, it is not necessary to state published habitat information here, this can be referenced in the 'reference links' box." Very specific information -- like where you spotted it, and what it was like there -- adds scientific value to your spotting and only you can provide that. Cheers :-)


Jared Hersch
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Jared Hersch

Ba-Phalaborwa Local Municipality, Limpopo, South Africa

Spotted on May 28, 2013
Submitted on Sep 1, 2013

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