Biggest puffadder ever found
7 February 2011 1 Comment
15 foot EastCape Puffadder found – largest ever on record
CAPE TOWN, South Africa. One bite from a snake this large contains enough venom to kill over 40 full grown men. The head alone is larger than the hand of a normal sized man. This snake was probably alive when Dr Hendrik Verwoerd was still Prime minister. A bite from those fangs would equal being penetrated by two 1/4 inch screwdrivers. A snake this size could easily swallow a 2 year-old child. A snake this size has an approximately 5five-and-a-half foot accuracy in its striking distance. (The striking distance for an average size Puffadder is about 2 feet). Judging by the size of the snake, it is estimated to weigh over 70 kg.