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Bibron's Burrowing Asp
Venomous 💀💀💀 Dangerous bite
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Do NOT try to catch these snakes by grabbing them behind the head. They can and will bite while being held at the neck. The potency of their venom is discussed controversely. Lethal bite accidents (circulatory failure, respiratory arrest) are well documented.
up to 70 cm
Pupil Shape (when closed!)
Subspecies & Common Names
Bibron's Burrowing Asp, Bibron's Stiletto Snake, Mole Viper, Side Stabbing Snake, Southern Burrowing Asp, Southern Stiletto Snake,
Bibrons Erdviper, Bibrons Grabviper,
Atractaspis bibronii bibronii
Atractaspis bibronii rostrata
Colubrids, elapids and vipers
Bibron's burrowing asp
Look up complete taxonomic records of
Atractaspis bibronii (including synonyms)
at THE REPTILE DATABASE (by Peter Uetz et al).