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Re: Stiletto Snake


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Posted by Chris on July 28, 2001 at 12:37:55:

In Reply to: Stiletto Snake posted by Josh on June 04, 2001 at 10:42:11:

: Can anyone tell me anything about this snake. Like its scientific name ,origin,etc.. thank you josh.

Burrowing Asps of the family Atractaspis are known in Africa as Stilleto Snakes. They are also called: Mole vipers, Burrowing adders and side-stabbing snakes. They bite with a peculiar sideways stab. That is why they can not be held behind the head. Manny people get bitten by them, because they mistake them for harmless Wolfsnakes.




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