Gaboon viper (Bitis gabonica)

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Filename:
MCSJM00047
Description:
Gaboon viper (Bitis gabonica)
Alternative names: gaboon adder, butterfly adder, forest puff adder
Location: forest edges in eastern and Central Africa
Behaviour: lies motionless, camouflaged among leaf litter to ambush prey
Other notes: heaviest venomous snake in world; captive

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