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.
Atractaspis dahomeyensis ENGLISH
Brown Burrowing Adder, Brown Burrowing Asp, Dahomey Burrowing Asp, Dahomey Stiletto Snake, Dahomeyan Burrowing Adder, Mole Viper, Savanna Burrowing Viper ref