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A fully-developed puff adder has enough venom to potentially kill four to five people. It is generally not aggressive, but will bite if it feels threatened or provoked or if accidentally stepped on. The puff adder is
responsible for most of the snakebite fatalities in Africa. Status according to Red List: Not Evaluated
|Classification||Order: scaled reptiles; family: vipers|
|Diet||Small mammals (particularly rodents), but also birds, fish, lizards, snakes and amphibians|
|Habitat||Clearings in pine-oak forests and high grassy plains with streams|
|Reproduction||Gives birth to a litter of 30–80 individuals.|