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Photo Essay: Venom From Around the World

Burrowing Asp

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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

Burrowing Asp

This snake, photographed in Israel, is shown here in a self-defense position. It is also called a side-stabbing snake, as it can erect the fang laterally and deliver a bite using side-stabbing head movements, while its mouth remains closed.

Photo Essay

Photo Essay