Bitis gabonica

(redirected from Gabon viper)
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Related to Gabon viper: black mamba
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Noun1.Bitis gabonica - large heavy-bodied brilliantly marked and extremely venomous west African viper
viper - venomous Old World snakes characterized by hollow venom-conducting fangs in the upper jaw
Bitis, genus Bitis - a genus of Viperidae
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Knapp said they believe the snake that killed her was a Gabon Viper, a Central African snake that can grow to about 7 feet long and 18 pounds.
Lance Corporal Roseanna Rowbotham, 24, a paramedic adds, "We've been teaching rangers to treat gunshot wounds and snake bites - there's loads of Gabon vipers and black mambas out here.
Species exhibiting declines included the asp and smooth snake in Europe, and the rhinoceros and Gabon vipers and royal or ball python (above) in Africa.