SIA1676: Common Lancehead

Common Name:Common Lancehead
Scientific Name:Bothrops atrox
Photographer:Calvin J. Hamilton
Copyright:© 2005 Calvin J. Hamilton
Location:Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo, Maryland

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This lethal snake has a hemotoxic and cytotoxic venum in which a human fatal dose is 50-60 mg. Their bite yeilds 100-200 mg. It is found in the northern part of South America in wet deciduous and tropical forests.

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