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Golden Tree Snake - Chrysopelea ornata Despite the common name, the attractive patterning of Chrysopelea ornata (Colubridae) is actually green or greenish-yellow on a black background. This snake is...

Golden Tree Snake - Chrysopelea ornata Despite the common name, the attractive patterning of Chrysopelea ornata (Colubridae) is actually green or greenish-yellow on a black background. This snake is.

Common European Adder  (Vipera berus)

Common European Adder (Vipera berus)

Black European Adder;

as a child I saw a black adder basking on the edge of the Wyre Forest at the base of a tree.

"Komodo dragons kill using a one-two punch of sharp teeth and a venomous bite, scientists have confirmed for the first time. The find dispels the common belief that toxic bacteria in the Komodos' mouths are responsible for ultimately killing the dragons' prey. ~ Carolyn Barry for National Geographic News May 18, 2009"

Not a pretty sight. komodoensis Komodo dragon with mouth open (Captive, Fort Worth Zoo

The gold-ringed cat snake or mangrove snake (Boiga dendrophila) is a species of rear-fanged colubrid. It is one of the biggest cat snake species, averaging 6–8 feet in length. It is considered mildy-venomous, but there has never been a human fatality.

▲▲▲The gold-ringed cat snake or mangrove snake (Boiga dendrophila) is a species of rear-fanged colubrid. It is one of the biggest cat snake species, averaging feet in length. It is considered mildy-venomous, but there has never been a human fatality.

Found in Australia, the Tiger snake has a very potent neurotoxic venom. Death can occur within 30 minutes, but usually takes 6-24 hrs. Prior to the development of antivenin, the fatality rate from Tiger snakes was 60-70%. Symptoms can include localized pain in the foot & neck region, tingling, numbness, sweating, followed by a rapid onset of breathing difficulties & paralysis. The Tiger snake will become aggressive when cornered. It strikes with unerring accuracy.

Found in Australia, the Tiger snake has a very potent neurotoxic venom. Death from a bite can occur within 30 minutes, but usually takes hours. Prior to the development of antivenin, the fatality rate from Tiger snakes was

Puff Adder, Aldays, South Africa and Cape of Good Hope

Puff Adder - Common, Dangerous, African Snake

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