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Snake call out – Baby Puff Adder

Here at Umkhumbi Lodge we often get calls from our neighbours to rescue them from snakes, sometimes they are highly venomous and other times are a simple case of mistaken identity.

 

 

In this particular instance our neighbour was right to call us as the little slitherer was a baby puff adder. Even when very young they are still highly venomous and feisty. Puff Adders are well known for using camouflage as defence. In order to remain undetected they do not try and run away like most snakes, they will lay quite still until trodden on – then they bite, hard!

 

 

It’s ok you might think – they have very obvious markings, you could spot them easily…

 

…check out the photo above. Can you spot the puff adder? The bush isn’t very thick, it should be easy, right?

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3 Responses to Snake call out – Baby Puff Adder

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