Russell's viper

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Related to Russell's vipers: Daboia, Sri Lankan Russell's viper

Rus·sell's viper

A venomous snake (Daboia russelii) of South and Southeast Asia, characterized by large black-ringed spots on yellow, tan, or light brown skin.

[After Patrick Russell (1727-1805), Scottish naturalist.]
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Russell's Vipers are common in the area, and Subhash and Roopal Ralph had even acquired equipment, such as snake tongs, to handle the poisonous reptiles.
By Mail Today Bureau in Bengaluru TWO software professionals were put behind bars after the forest department raided their home in Bengaluru and rescued venomous snakes, including Russell's Viper, kept as pets.