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Saw-scaled Viper Echis carinatus

Date

August 13, 2010 11:30 AM IST

Description

The saw-scaled viper is highly venomous and listed as one of south Asia's most dangerous snakes. It is quite a common snake, lives in proximity to people and is quick to bite when it feels threatened. These vipers are mostly nocturnal and sometimes bury themselves in sand. Saw-scaled vipers give birth to live young and those that live in colder climates hibernate in winter.

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