Echis

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Echis

(ek'is, ē'kis),
The saw-scaled or carpet viper, a genus of small (under 1 m), irritable, and alert snakes with a highly toxic venom; they are responsible for numerous snakebite cases with many fatalities.
[G. echis, a viper]
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AKI associated with bites of Russell's viper, [3,4] Saw-scaled Viper, [5] Puff Adder, [6] Pit Viper, [4] Sea snake [7] and Tiger snake.
Ross also illegally kept a deathstalker scorpion, two white-lipped vipers, a saw-scaled viper, a puff adder, a Western diamondback rattlesnake, a king cobra and two black-necked spitting cobras.
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Reza Khan, wildlife expert at Dubai Municipality, speculated that the snake may have been a saw-scaled viper.
Farhat said he grabbed two brooms and cornered the snake, identified by Dubai Municipality Wildlife and Zoo specialist Dr Reza Khan as a saw-scaled viper -- the most deadly in the country.
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Volunteers from the South Essex Wildlife Hospital found the saw-scaled viper curled up in the corner of a giant shipping container that had arrived at Tilbury Docks from India, the Daily Mail reported.
Wildlife expert Dr Reza Khan identified one species in a picture taken by a Hattan resident as the carpet or saw-scaled viper, thought to be the UAE's deadliest land snake.
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