Spiny Bush Viper. . Spiny Bush Viper Athens Hospita) By: The spiny bush viper is a venomous viper species endemic to Central Africa. It is known for its extreme
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Spiny Bush Viper

Spiny Bush Viper
Athens Hospita) By:
The spiny bush viper is a venomous
viper species endemic to Central
Africa. It is known for its extremely
keeled dorsal scales that give it an
almost bristly appearance.
The males of this
species grow to
maximum total length Ci
of 73 cm (29 in) and
females growing to a
maximum total length
The males are surprisingly long and
slender compared to the females.
Unsure about this one " another article stated vice versa).
The spiny bush i!
viper is a capable
climber and can
climb reeds and
stalks. This
species is often
found basking on
top of flowers and
terminal leaves. . g V
Mostly nocturnal, it
hunts at night feeding
on mammals, frogs,
lizards, and sometimes
birds. It sometimes
hunts for mammalian
prey on the ground
Not much is known about their venom
except that it is mainly neurotoxic,
Besides the neurotoxins, they also carry
antitoxins and . Until recently,
their venom has often been regarded as
less toxic than that of many other
species, perhaps because bites are
uncommon. There are now a number of
reports of bites that have led to severe
hemorrhaging of internal organs.
They can have varying colors depending
on region. Rather than adapting a color
to camouflage themselves, they tend to
have a bright color. Species generally
adapt such colors to warn off others of
their venomous nature.
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popular, this is (for now), going to be my
last snake comp.
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User avatar #8 - aralahkian (03/12/2014) [+] (9 replies)
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It's been brought to my attention that the red one (very red one at the end) is most likely just a recoloring thus not a color it can have in reality. Sorry about that.
#22 - skullball (03/12/2014) [-]
They look like tiny dragons!
They look like tiny dragons!
#9 - frostdrachen (03/12/2014) [+] (12 replies)
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#31 - sisterblister (03/12/2014) [+] (8 replies)
we need to be carefull lest they become these with mutation
#25 - jamrobot (03/12/2014) [+] (5 replies)
If dragons were real, I think these would be their descendants. (Warning: the attached picture is large)
#1 - kaboomz (03/12/2014) [-]
that snake is beautiful
#56 - notazahmbie (03/13/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Shiny bush viper
#2 - miia (03/12/2014) [+] (8 replies)
Thumbed.
Can you post the picture of the red snake near the bottom?
#34 - biebergotswag (03/12/2014) [-]
i tried cobras before and they taste great, i wonder how these will taste
#15 - slandersalamander (03/12/2014) [+] (1 reply)
I have this one in wallpaper size if anyone wants it.
#37 - manbearpiglet (03/12/2014) [+] (6 replies)
I think you should do the Boomslang next. It's a very interesting snake. It has very potent venom and yet it is a rear fanged snake unlike any of the snakes you have done so far. Also it is a member of the Colubridae family yet is one of the only ones that is dangerous to humans.
I used to work at a place called Reptile Gardens in South Dakota and really liked the snakes there. I got to see some of the rarest and deadliest snakes in existence including King Cobra's, Black and Green Mambas, Inland Tiapan's (worlds deadliest venom with one bite enough to kill 100 people yet not one recorded fatality because of how remote their habitat is), and the largest Saltwater Croc (Maniac at 15' 8" and 1250 lbs) in captivity in the US.
#125 - PlagueDoctor (03/13/2014) [-]
its so cute!   
pic sorta related
its so cute!
pic sorta related
#112 - kotetsulovesfj (03/13/2014) [+] (2 replies)
If this was the face people saw when they did their "dirty deeds", I think there would be a lot less dirty deeds being done. I would be scared to whip out Jimminy after seeing that
User avatar #121 to #112 - schmitty (03/13/2014) [-]
Do you call it Jimminy because its small, like the cricket?
User avatar #108 - zumzizeroo (03/13/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Wow the scales look so cool on this thing. its like a supersnake
you mentioned me once a long time ago
#105 - lotengo (03/13/2014) [+] (1 reply)
Now i want a Darth Maul snake
#75 - eatherbreather (03/13/2014) [+] (1 reply)
The stunning green vine snake is my fave.
#66 - anino (03/13/2014) [+] (4 replies)
Also confirmed to be in Monster Hunter 4
#45 - protomanrulezz (03/12/2014) [+] (2 replies)
This has been my wallpaper for a long time
User avatar #47 - tepidteal (03/12/2014) [-]
Look like dragons, man.
#32 - Omnomnomynous (03/12/2014) [-]
Would make a bad ass pokemon
Would make a bad ass pokemon
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