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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"If I was a betting man, I'd say what you saw was more than likely the Yocona Puff Adder," he said.
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.
'On the 16/07/2019, following the distress, Police patrol teams attached to 'Operation Puff Adder' in conjunction with operatives attached to Central Police Station arrested one John Eke 'm' aged 35 years, Izuchukwu Enwelum 'm' aged 32 years, Muodilum Anthony 'm' aged 40 years and Umadi Emmanuel Obinna 'm' aged 36 years respectively.
Ross also illegally kept a deathstalker scorpion, two white-lipped vipers, a saw-scaled viper, a puff adder, a Western diamondback rattlesnake, a king cobra and two black-necked spitting cobras.
You're either crawling all over them, licking their boots, or spitting poison at them like some Benzedrine puff adder."
The puff adder, curled up like a giant Cumberland sausage, was startled out of its afternoon snooze on the narrow gravel path leading to the summit of Cape Town's Table Mountain.
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. Less than 10% of snakes in southern Africa are poisonous, and these include the Egyptian cobra, black and green mamba, boomslang and vine snake.
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Feel more human today but look like a puff adder. In fact, when first raise the imperial body it seems as though someone has Sellotaped a couple of Wee Willie Winkies on to my eyelids.
Tribune Online gathered that a gang of suspected kidnappers engaged a police team, operation puff adder alongside a special anti-robbery squad of the state command in a gun battle along Abba-Ukwulu road in Dunokofia local government area of the state.