puff adder


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puff adder:

see viperviper,
any of a large number of heavy-bodied, poisonous snakes of the family Viperidae, characterized by erectile, hypodermic fangs. The fangs are folded back against the roof of the mouth except when the snake strikes. Vipers are distributed throughout Eurasia and Africa.
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puff adder

1. a large venomous African viper, Bitis arietans, that is yellowish-grey with brown markings and inflates its body when alarmed
2. another name for hognose snake
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Dr Sara Elliot, from the British Veterinary Hospital in Dubai, said Puff Adders can be found in the Dhofar region of Oman.
If I was a betting man, I'd say what you saw was more than likely the Yocona Puff Adder," he said.
Well, it was certainly puff adder time last week as the tabloids (apart, of course, from the ones who have a business link with OK
I was scared stiff of snakes, but on the course I stroked South Africa's most dangerous snake, a puff adder, which strikes anything close to it straightaway.
Eimeria bitis Fantham, 1932 (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae), was found in the feces of a puff adder, Bitis arietans (Serpentes: Viperidae), from Namibia, southwest Africa.
The manner in which Daniel Schorr was dismissed as senior correspondent for CNN sustains the widely held view that Ted Turner is a puff adder in human form.
I remember my big brother Andrew once nearly got bitten by a deadly puff adder, and I was really ill for a long time with some sort of malaria-like disease.
You're either crawling all over them, licking their boots, or spitting poison at them like some Benzedrine puff adder.
Other memorable cases include a parcel sent from Tanzania which was found to contain a puff adder and gaboon viper - both of which are highly venomous snakes.
The most commonly reported serious cases result from envenomation by the Mozambique spitting cobra and the puff adder.
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This phenomenon became more common as the day progressed and several other people I met that day all had a terrible night's kip and looked like an exhausted puff adder.