Swakopmund

Peringues’s adder

Bitis peringueyi – This adder can get up to 300mm long. Its eyes is located on top of its head, and is the only thing showing when it buries itself in the sand. When a prey, ie the Shovel-snouted Lizard comes close it can wriggle its black tail tip to attract it. The bites are venomous but not deadly.

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