SIA1701: Eye of a Puff Adder

Common Name:Puff Adder
Scientific Name:Bitis arietans
Photographer:Calvin J. Hamilton
Copyright:© 2005 Calvin J. Hamilton
Location:Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo, Maryland

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Locality: Subsaharan Africa

Diet: Birds, small mammals, amphibians, and snakes.

Venom: Cytotoxic and hemotoxic venom with yields between 100-350 mg. A fatal human dose is 100 mg.

Hibitat: Open grasslands, rainforest, and savannahs.

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