rinkhals


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rinkhals

a venomous elapid snake, Hemachatus hemachatus of southern Africa, which spits venom at its enemies from a distance
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Poisonous snakes most commonly found in Zululand Puff adder (Bitis arietans) Night adder (Causinae rhombeatus) Gaboon viper (Bitis gabonica) Mozambique spitting cobra (Naja mossambica) Rinkhals (Hemachatus haemachatus) Zebra, western barred, or black spitting cobra (Naja nigricincta) Forest or white-lipped cobra (Naja melanoleuca) Snouted or banded Egyptian cobra (Naja annulifera) Black mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis) Green mamba (Dendroaspis angusticeps) Vine or twig snake (Thelotornis species) Boomslang (Dispholidus typus) Table 3.
Although mild neurotoxic effects have been mentioned to occur in rinkhals bite, these have not been well documented (Fig.