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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Common Night Adder

Family Viperidae

This has the longest venom glands of all our snakes –they may extend up to a third of the way down the body. Despite this, its venom is not considered deadly to humans.
They reach an average length of 1m. The females lays eggs which may take up to 85 days to hatch.

 It is found in the eastern regions of SA. They are found in gardens near water features where they hunt frogs.

It is mostly active at night but comes out on cloudy days to find food.

1 comment:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Love that last shot with the great reflection. Diane