gaboon viper


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gaboon viper

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(Animals) a large venomous viper, Bitis gabonica, that occurs in African rainforests. It has brown and purple markings and hornlike projections on its snout
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Noun1.gaboon viper - 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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Hissing away, the beautifully marked Gaboon viper didn't appear too keen to come out to play -- and with one big bite onto a Petri dish it produced a small pool of yellow venom.
HISSING away, the beautifully marked Gaboon viper didn't appear too keen to come out to play - and, with one big bite on to a Petri dish, it produced a small pool of yellow venom.
class="MsoNormalAchevi raises eyebrows when l pelt out a list of what l want to see Rhinocerous viper, Gaboon viper, Gold cobra, potto, pangolin and l don't care in which order they come or else we're not leaving the forest.
The Lanarkshire-based collector's menagerie has two American alligators, a Nile crocodile, two dwarf caimans, two African dwarf crocs, a western diamondback rattlesnake and a Gaboon viper.
Takacs catches a Gaboon viper in the Cameroon rain forest.
Comparison of the physiological effects in rabbits of gaboon viper (Bitis gabonica) venoms from different sources.