Spiny Bush Viper
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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
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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As these snake comps aren' t so
popular, this is (for now), going to be my
last snake comp.
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