Swaziland's Reptiles Database

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Bitis arietans arietans  
(Puff Adder)
(SiSwati: libululu)
Venomous



Description:

Key Features: the wide, flat head very distinct from the neck and, down the back, a series of dark chevrons pointing to the tail

Comments: Occurs throughout the country in the highveld, middleveld, lowveld and Lubombo regions. Previously seven localities listed (Broadley 1983), currently nine localities recorded as well as several additional sight records.

Habitats:  
Open grassland
Rocky ridges and slopes
Valley bushveld


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