death adder


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death adder

n
(Animals) a venomous Australian elapid snake, Acanthophis antarcticus, resembling an adder
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Noun1.death adder - venomous Australian snake resembling an adderdeath adder - venomous Australian snake resembling an adder
elapid, elapid snake - any of numerous venomous fanged snakes of warmer parts of both hemispheres
Acanthophis, genus Acanthophis - Australian elapid snakes
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SCOTLAND'S rugby stars had yet another jittery encounter with wildlife Down Under yesterday - this time it was with one of the deadliest snakes in the world An Australian death adder, estimated to be up to EIGHT FEET long, was spotted just yards away from where the World Cup squad players were training.
We'd consider the koala with the same level of diligence and dedication as if it were the death adder," he added.
Thompson came to police attention last year when he narrowly survived being bitten by a death adder in the pet shop where he worked.
So I couldn't help but feel awarm sense of nostalgiawhen Sega announced that Death Adder et alwould be returning for an outing on the 360.
Lee Thompson, 26, was told his kidneys were collapsing after the Australian Common Death Adder bit his thumb as he returned it to its box at the reptile shop where he works.
The snake, called a floodplain death adder, eats two types of frogs that are hard to stomach.