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Gaboon viper

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Erpétologie générale, ou, Histoire naturelle complète des reptiles Paris :Roret,1834-1854. biodiversitylibrary.org/page/31895928

Rhinoceros viper (Bitis nasicornis). Measuring little more than three feet in length, these slow moving reptiles are exceptionally fat for a snake, creating a heavy and imposing appearance. While docile, this long fanged forest snake delivers a bite that creates a serious and possibly fatal medical emergency.

rhinoceros viper, (Bitis nasicornis), also called river jack, brightly coloured venomous snake of the family Viperidae that inhabits rainforests and swamps of West and Central Africa. It prefers wet or damp environments and can even be found on plantations. The body is massive with rough and strongly keeled scales. It possesses a green or blue triangular head with a large black arrowhead mark on the top and two or three pairs of hornlike scales on the tip of the snout. It averages 70–90 cm…

Gaboon Viper (Bitis gabonica). Just look at its skull. With fangs that can reach up to five centimeters in length, Gaboons are reportedly the largest vipers on earth, and the toothiest of all venomous snakes.  “The Gaboon viper is just weird. So delicate,” explains Simon Winchester, author of the newly published — and aptly named — photobook, Skulls. “It looks dangerous even as a skull, with its great big fangs.”

In a space no bigger than a child’s bedroom, Alan Dudley has amassed one of the world’s most impressive private collections of skulls -- some 2,500 of them, incredibly well-organized and impeccably preserved.

Vivid Snake Photos Come at a Cost — A Bite From a Black Mamba - Calliophis bivirgatus, commonly called the Blue Malaysian coral snake

Mark Laita is not a snake owner or enthusiast but his admiration of snakes' textures and formal qualities rivals that of any herpetologist. An admiration that is on display in his new book, Serpentine, out next week. The book is a collection of gorgeously lit snakes against a black backdrop.

Black Mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis) - © Johan Marais  AFRICAN BUSH TRAINING: Black Mambas use their incredible speed to escape ...

Learn more at https://abt-edu.com Black Mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis) - © Johan Marais Classification: VERY DANGEROUS This is by far the l...