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Puff adder

Bitis arietans

Description:

Large highly venemous and sluggish snake and responsible for a great many fatalities. The snake has an exceptionally fast strike but the real danger is that it is sluggish and not given to moving out of the way when sunbathing on paths and rocks. Beautifully patterned but the camo makes it hard to see. Responds to threat with loud hissing noise.

Habitat:

Primarily savannah and grasslands throughout Africa.

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3 Comments

WildAdventress
WildAdventress 8 years ago

congrats and please add to this mission
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/2273...
thanks

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Congratulations Tim, this spotting is featured in the Project Noah blog today! http://blog.projectnoah.org/post/3212133...

dandoucette
dandoucette 10 years ago

That looks like one fat snake!

TimRolston
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TimRolston

Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Spotted on Oct 27, 2010
Submitted on Aug 22, 2011

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