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Rhino viper

The rhino viper, also known as the River Jack, is found throuhout Western and Central Africa. They primarily are found within the wetlands and tropical rain forests. Their excellent camoflauge makes it hard to see without trying, but is perfect for hunting prey. They are ambush predators, just laying and waiting for food to come along. It is considered to be one of the most deadliest snakes in Africa, inhibiting a very fatal hemotoxic venom. The rhino viper is also capable of controling movement of their own fangs, making for very accurate and painful strikes. Surprisingly, their striking distance is about half the length of their body. They can reach a total length of 2-4 feet.   
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