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puff adder

n.
A venomous African viper (Bitis arietans) having crescent-shaped yellowish markings.
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The African Puff Adder was discovered in an air cargo shipment that touched down at an airport in the emirate, the authority's pest control department said.
With assistance from Investigator Cynthia Harcher, a search warrant was obtained and executed, revealing one beaded lizard, two puff adders, and three monocled cobras.
An eastward extension of Namibia traversed by the Kwando, Zambezi, and Chobe rivers, it is full of game and Africans, thriving amid the puff adders, leopards, hippos, mambas, elephants, and giant crocs.
Here, a night of drama, which saw the family in fear of adders (or puff adders as described in the book), ended at Hexham General Hospital after young Phoebe fell over and bit through her lip.
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David Jones, 45, has spent four months in a 5m x 4m sealed room with two black mambas, two green mambas, three snouted cobras, seven bloomsangs and 27 puff adders.
When the Premier League's top two clashed in the FA Cup last weekend, Alex Ferguson and Arsene Wenger ended up spitting venom at each other like a pair of Benzedrine puff adders.
The mouse antibodies attached to venom not only from saw-scaled vipers but also from several other African viper species, such as horned vipers and puff adders, that share many metalloprotease genes, says Wagstaff.