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Photo Essay: Venom From Around the World

Eyelash Palm-Pitviper

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Photo: Dr. Zoltan Takacs

Western RattlesnakeEyelash Palm-PitviperTaipanBlanding's Tree SnakeBox JellyfishJameson's MambaPeringuey's Desert AdderPeringuey's Desert AdderBurrowing AspRhinoceros Viper

Eyelash Palm-Pitviper

The two pit organs (dark holes between the eyes) enable the snake to strike with accuracy in total darkness by detecting  infrared radiation emitted by its prey.

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