Archive for the 'Venomous Snakes ' Category

African Vipers and Adders

​There are several large viper species under the genus Bitis most well known of this group is the Puff Adder and Gaboon Viper. Puff Adders are a wide ranging snake and can be found in most of Africa, there is...

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Mildly Venomous Snakes Facts vs Fiction

​Introduction Many snakes possess some type of venom gland and enlarged teeth to incapacitate prey. The toxicity of the venom varies greatly, with some snakes such as Black Mambas and Cape Cobras have extremely toxic venom which is of great...

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Types of Snake Venom and their Effects on Humans

Snake venom comes in different types.  Different types of venom have different effects on humans. Cytotoxic Venom destroys tissue and causes pain, swelling and eats away at the flesh. Cytotoxic bites varie in potency according to the species of snake,...

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Waglers Viper Pictures and Species Profile

The Wagler’s Pit Viper is from Southeast Asia and is possibly the most well-known of the green tree-dwelling pit vipers in the region.  Other green tree-dwelling pit vipers from the same region include Pope’s Pit Viper and the White-Lipped Tree...

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Gaboon Viper Picture and Species Profile

There are two subspecies of Gaboon vipers ; the East African Gaboon Viper and the West African Gaboon Viper. The East African Gaboon Viper occurs along the east coast of Africa from  the upper east coast of South Africa and...

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Venomous Snake Handling

See below for pictures and descriptions  of snakes being handled by a professional snake handle.  I will tell you about the snakes species being handled in this post as well as the tools being used.  Please note that this is...

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The Truth about the Danger of Back Fanged Snakes

It was once thought that back fanged snakes were harmless to humans until someone was bitten by a Boomslang ( African Tree Snake) and unfortunately died. The only back fanged snakes which are deadly are the Boomslang and the African...

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Do you want to keep a Venomous Snake ?

The short answer I give to anyone who wants to keep a venomous snake is DO NOT KEEP ONE !!!. There are so many species of harmless snakes and a growing number of colour mutations on the market to choose...

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Worlds 8 Most Venomous Snakes

Below is a list of the eight most venomous snakes in the world based both on venom strength and number of bites and fatalities recorded. Inland Taipan This Australian snake is a relative of the cobras and mambas. Drop for...

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Captive Care for Vipers Available in South Africa

Vipers as a group are the most commonly kept and most sought after captive venomous snakes in the world. Below are some of the most popular vipers available in South Africa. VIPERS OF ANY SPECIES SHOULD ONLY BE KEPT BY EXPERIENCED SNAKE...

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