Biggest puffadder ever found

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.




About Adriana Stuijt
Retired South African-Dutch journalist formerly Sunday Times Johannesburg

One Response to Biggest puffadder ever found

  1. will says:

    That is bull shit,the snake in the pictures is a western diamond back rattlesnake pics where taken in USA,have u ever seen a police car looking like that in SA? I don’t think so…

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