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.
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.