puff adder

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puff adder

n.
A venomous African viper (Bitis arietans) having crescent-shaped yellowish markings.

puff adder

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Eimeria bitis Fantham, 1932 (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae), was found in the feces of a puff adder, Bitis arietans (Serpentes: Viperidae), from Namibia, southwest Africa.
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.
The puff adder is responsible for more deaths than any other African snake.
SEIZED: A snouted cobra, above, and a deadly puff adder, below (S)
My luck was in over the two days I stayed in Madikwe, managing to spot zebra, elephants, impala, kudu, wildebeest, giraffes, warthogs, puff adders, wild dogs, baboons and a host of other native South African beasts.
Eight deadly snakes, including three puff adders, in a flat in Sheffield.
The 24 licensed poisonous snakes include mangroves, copperheads, rattlesnakes, cobras, sidewinders, puff adders, gaboon vipers, white lipped vipers and pernguey adders.