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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You run across green mambas, puff adders and spitting cobras," he said.
-- Eimeria bitis Fantham, 1932 (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae), was found in the feces of a puff adder, Bitis arietans (Serpentes: Viperidae), from Namibia, southwest Africa.
Fantham (1932) first described Eimeria bitis from the gall bladder and bile ducts of a single puff adder, Bitis arietans, near Cape Town, South Africa.
The puff adder is responsible for more deaths than any other African snake.
He said: ''I had 10 puff adders, three mambas and another two cobras.
Eight deadly snakes, including three puff adders, in a flat in Sheffield.
My luck was in over the two days I stayed in Madikwe, managing to spot zebra, elephants, impala, kudu, wildebeest, giraffes, warthogs, puff adders, wild dogs, baboons and a host of other native South African beasts.
The 24 licensed poisonous snakes include mangroves, copperheads, rattlesnakes, cobras, sidewinders, puff adders, gaboon vipers, white lipped vipers and pernguey adders.