puff adder


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Related to puff adder: king cobra, gaboon viper, Boomslang, black mamba

puff adder

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

puff adder

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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.
A kind of "coming of age" novel with distinctly autobiographical elements by Gerald Inmon, Yocona Puff Adder is the story of Scott and Charlie, two seven year old children growing up in the American south and leading horrific, heroic, disdainful, persistent, and thoroughly active lives.
The puff adder is the most widespread and unmistakable; body stout and massive; brown or greyish with well-marked chevron markings.
The singer, 52, said: "We have little or no respect for their puff adder brand of reportage.
The puff adder is responsible for more deaths than any other African snake.
North American turtles are frozen solid for the winter, protected by their own brand of anti-freeze, while a puff adder can wait for months for its next meal - a bit like Victoria Beckham.
The scientists then ran extracts from the plants through test-tube assays for activity against venoms of the Nigerian spitting cobra (Naja naja nigricollis), puff adder (Bitis arietans), and saw-scaled viper (Echis ocellatus).
Armed with gallons of anti- cobra, puff adder and scorpion serum, dollops of Vaseline/sun block and an Egyptian Lingua- phone CD, Cathy and Tony are biking the Nile in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust, raising money for the new 'Skypad' at the University Hospital of Wales.
She has also learned to be cautious and before she picks up and plays with a snake, she calls her parents to make sure it isn't a deadly cobra, puff adder or black mamba.
Guide to initial dosage of antivenoms for some southern African snake species(5) species English name antivenom initial dose Bitis arietans Puff adder SAVP 50 - 100 Polyvalent ml Bitis gabonica gaboon viper SAVP 50 - 100 Polyvalent ml Dendroaspis polylepis black mamba SAVP 50 - 200 Polyvalent ml Dendroaspis angusticeps Eastern green SAVP 50 - 100 mamba Polyvalent ml Dispholidus typus boomslang SAVP 20 ml boomslang Naja annulifera Snouted SAVP 50 - 120 cobra Polyvalent ml Naja haje Egyptian SAVP 50 - 120 cobra Polyvalent ml Naja mossambica Mozambique SAVP 100 ml spitting Polyvalent cobra Naja nigricollis black-necked SAVP 50 - 100 spitting Polyvalent ml cobra Naja nivea Cape cobra SAVP 80 - 120 Polyvalent ml
PUFF ADDER, RIGHT: Poisonous snake responsible for more deaths in Africa than any other.