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Is a venomous pitviper species found in India. The snout is pointed and turned upwards,ending in a hump hence the name.Bites from this species are now known to cause serious complications such as coagulopathy and acute renal failure (ARF). If not treated within a few hours, bites can potentially be fatal for human being. Pit Vipers are distinguished by the presence of a heat-sensing pit organ located between the eye and the nostril on either side of the head.
Found in dense jungle and coffee plantations in hilly areas.
Lat: 10.78, Long: 76.66
Spotted on Dec 5, 2011
Submitted on Dec 5, 2011
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