puff adder


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puff adder

n.
A venomous African viper (Bitis arietans) having crescent-shaped yellowish markings.
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Amaraizu also reported the state Commissioner of Police, Mr Suleiman Balarabe, as applauding the efforts of personnel of Operation Puff Adder in the state for successes recorded so far.
Poisonous snakes most commonly found in Zululand Puff adder (Bitis arietans) Night adder (Causinae rhombeatus) Gaboon viper (Bitis gabonica) Mozambique spitting cobra (Naja mossambica) Rinkhals (Hemachatus haemachatus) Zebra, western barred, or black spitting cobra (Naja nigricincta) Forest or white-lipped cobra (Naja melanoleuca) Snouted or banded Egyptian cobra (Naja annulifera) Black mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis) Green mamba (Dendroaspis angusticeps) Vine or twig snake (Thelotornis species) Boomslang (Dispholidus typus) Table 3.
Dubai Municipality officials said they have not seen an African Puff Adder in the emirate before.
Later, two of our guys nearly stepped on a puff adder. I asked Dries, who is a good bush doctor, just what you do when someone is bitten by a snake in the middle of nowhere?
Only when I stood next to it, did I see the unmistakable black and white patterns of a puff adder on the snake's back.
"We have little or no respect for their puff adder brand of reportage.
Set in Zambia, Bul-Boo and Winifred are young friends while Ifwafwa, nicknamed the puff adder, is an adult who catches snakes.
With Black Mamba, Cobra, Puff Adder and Leopard and also shark and crocodile it's one mean course.
He is now safe to keep his diamondback rattlesnake, puff adder, nose-horned viper, copperhead and monocled cobra at home.
Equipped with a braying laugh she is variously referred to by Basil in the series as: that golfing puff adder, the dragon, the toxic midget, the sabretoothed tart, my little kommandant, my little nest of vipers and a rancorous, coiffured old sow.
Backshall, a biologist who appeared in nature shows on the BBC and the Discovery Channel, stars in a number of action shots: staring down a deadly puff adder, hand-feeding a stingray, handling a tiger snake, and more.