puff adder

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Related to puff adder: king cobra, gaboon viper, Boomslang, black mamba
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Synonyms for puff adder

large African viper that inflates its body when alarmed

harmless North American snake with upturned nose

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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.
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.
Stopping for a typically South African snack of biltong (dried meat similar to American jerky, but much tastier), I tell Chris of my unfortunate encounter with the puff adder.
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.
There's a sort of horrific fascination in hearing the menacing rattle of the western diamondback rattlesnake, the bizarre popping and sucking sounds of the western hooknose snake - and best of all, the deep, hollow and chilling hiss of the African puff adder.
Described as "historical faction," Yocona Puff Adder is a thinly veiled, personal account of the author's adventures growing up in this historic Mississippi landmark city.
Balsom, as virtuosic as she is slender is not a puff adder from a colliery band.
In contrast, gallamine (a non-depolarizing muscle relaxant) or the venom of the puff adder Bitis arietans reduced the force of contraction.
You can never get it right, can you - one minute you're crawling all over them, licking their boots, the next you're spitting venom at them like some brilliantined puff adder.