How can we find the desert viper?

There is an incredible number of extremely poisonous vipers in the Sahara desert. They hide by burying themselves in the sand and lie in wait for their prey.

Even while walking very carefully a person can accidentally tread on one of these snakes. The consequences can be very serious.

The most common desert viper is the cerastes, also known as the horned viper. This snake has two horn –like growths above its eyes that give it a very fierce look. It is a rare species for most horned vipers have only one horn. The reptile is hunted and sold to zoos because it is so uncommon.


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