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The puff adder (Bitis arietans) is a venomous viper species found in savannah and grasslands throughout Africa except for the Sahara and rain forest regions. It is responsible for causing the most snakebite fatalities in Africa owing to various factors, such as its wide distribution, frequent occurrence in highly populated regions, and aggressive disposition.

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Puff Adder, Front View
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Shannon Wild
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2120x1415 / 2.1MB
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Snakes, South Africa, African Wildlife, Wildlife Image Archive, Venomous Snakes
The puff adder (Bitis arietans) is a venomous viper species found in savannah and grasslands throughout Africa except for the Sahara and rain forest regions. It is responsible for causing the most snakebite fatalities in Africa owing to various factors, such as its wide distribution, frequent occurrence in highly populated regions, and aggressive disposition.