The Gaboon viper
, and Bitis gabonica: hemorrhagic, metabolic, cardiovascular and clinical effects of the venom.
It's more probable to bump into a Gaboon viper
, in which case the shotgun is OK, provided its not too late.
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
The result is a deadly and dependable pistol that, like the Gaboon viper
, will lay in wait until called upon to strike at some aggressive troll.
Officers who raided his home in Basildon, Essex, found scorpions venomous enough to kill humans, a gaboon viper
, the most poisonous viper, and a spitting cobra among dozens of deadly animals.
They included the deadly Gaboon Viper
, which kills around 300 people in West Africa each year.