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adder

 
any of numerous venomous elapid and viperine snakes; the death adder is found in Australia and New Guinea and the puff adder is found in Africa and Arabia. See also snakebite.

ad·der

(ad'ĕr),
Common name for many members of the family Viperidae (the vipers), applied to several genera, although true adders are of the genus Vipera.
[M.E. naddre, fr. O.E. nāedre]

adder

(ăd′ər)
n.
1. Any of several venomous snakes, especially a viper of the subfamily Viperinae.
2. Any of several nonvenomous snakes, such as the hognose snake, often believed to be harmful.
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After striking such a frog, a floodplain death adder thrashes around and lies on its back with its mouth open, Shine reports.
"The death adder gets caught in an evolutionary trap because the cane toad toxin remains toxic for many, many hours," he says.
Number (percentage) of practitioners in each response group Type of Would Would never venomous consider consider Did not creature treating treating answer Redback spider 17 (48.6%) 1 (2.9%) 17 (48.6%) Funnel web spider 13 (37.1%) 4 (11.4) 18 (51.4%) White tail spider 5 (14.3%) 1 (2.9%) 29 (82.9%) Tiger snake 13 (37.1%) 5 (14.3%) 17 (48.6%) Brown snake 13 (37.1%) 5 (14.3%) 17 (48.6%) Taipan 12 (34.3%) 6 (17.1%) 17 (48.6%) Black snake 12 (34.3%) 6 (17.1%) 17 (48.6%) Death adder 12 (34.3%) 6 (17.1%) 17 (48.6%) Sea Snake 12 (34.3%) 6 (17.1%) 17 (48.6%) Bee 8 (22.9%) 0 27 (77.1%) Hornet 16 (45.7%) 0 19 (54.3%) Wasp 9 (25.7%) 0 26 (74.3%) Table 3.
If you come across one of these death adders, end it properly.
For this hunt I used a 63-pound Habu Death Adder Longbow, Easton Legacy Arrows, Zwickey broadheads, ASAT Light Fleece from Day One Camouflage, and Swarovski 10x42 binoculars.
DEATH ADDER Unlike other elapids, this stocky Australian snake has long-hinged fangs that fold back against the roof of the mouth within a sheath of skin.