Puffy the Puff Adder
A venomous Puff Adder, completely wild and photographed in the wilds of Namibia. As is common with Adders, the venom from this snake is cyto-toxic, which means the venom literally eats away at flesh and muscles.
This snake is extremely well camouflaged and one can easily unknowingly step on it if wandering about. Luckily, normally, it will make a loud hissing sound when detecting vibrations on the ground from approaching hikers. It is a docile snake, moving slow, but when it comes to striking, it is lightning vast.
Venomous and Dangerous to man.
''Bitis arietans'' is a venomous viper species found in savannah and grasslands from Morocco and western Arabia throughout Africa except for the Sahara and rain forest regions. It is responsible for causing the most snakebite fatalities in Africa owing to various factors, such as its wide distribution and frequent occurrence in highly populated regions. Two subspecies are currently recognized, including the nominate subspecies described here.
The species is commonly known as puff adder,.. more