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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Notable species include the big pythons, Gabon viper and Black mamba.There are two ponds at the crocodile pen with a species of the Nile crocodile.
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.