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Puff Adder - Bitis arietans arietans

Description A heavily built snake that is very thick for its length. The head is wide and clearly distinct from the neck. There are two dark (usually black) bars running from the eye to the jaw. The eye has a vertical pupil. It has strongly keeled dorsal scales that create a matte effect. This, in conjunction with the pattern of wavy pale chevrons and spots on a dark brown to black background, creates superb camouflage for this snake.


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