Gaboon Viper

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Gaboon Viper

Bitis gabonica
The gaboon viper stands out among vipers for its extremely large fangs, reaching lengths of just over two inches. The amount of venom injected with just one bite is substantial and can be deadly. Fortunately, gaboon viper bites are rare due to the species’ calm nature and preference for dense forest.
Fact file:

Length: 4 – 6 ft

Habitat: Tropical forest

Prey: Rodents and other small mammals


Current Range: Central Africa