Berg Adder (Bitis atropos)

Berg Adder

Berg Adder (Bitis atropos) Description This is a small adder that on average grows to 35 – 40 cm in length, with a maximum of 49 cm. The head is covered in small, keeled scales and the head is triangular in shape and distinct from the neck. The eye has a vertical pupil. The common…

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Gaboon Adder (Bitis. gabonica)

Gaboon Adder

Gaboon Adder (Bitis gabonica) Description A large adder with adults reaching 1,2 – 1,4 meters in length in SA, but this snake grows to 1,8m in East Africa. These large individuals would have fangs up to 50 mm in length. The head is very broad and covered with small keeled scales and distinct from the…

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Night Adder (Causus Rhombeatus)

Night Adder

Interesting facts: Their bodies are cylindrical and seen to be quite slender. They have very long venom glands; some can grow up to 10cm! Although they have poor eyesight their sense of smell is very keen and is the main use during hunting. Appearance: The colour of skin is brown, olive or grey but they…

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