Herp of the day

Herp of the day: Horned Adder

The Horned Adder (Bitis caudalis) is venomous snake species found in the arid region of southwest Africa, easily distinguished by the presence of a single, large horn-like scale over each eye.

It usually averages 30–40 cm (12-16 inches) in total length (body + tail). The largest specimen reported is a female from southern Botswana measuring 51.5 cm (20.3 in) total length.

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