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Bitis arietans

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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.

Status according to Red List/ distribution area

Not evaluated (NE)

Status according to Red List:Not evaluated (NE)

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