Scientific name : Viperidae
Family : Viperidae
Native to : Globally distributed with the exception of Australia and Antarctica
Interesting fact : Sometimes vipers give ‘dry bites’ without injecting venom to conserve their venom which takes time to secrete again.
Vipers are a group of highly venomous snakes that inject deadly toxins with their fangs. With over 200 different species, ranging from 25 cm to 3 metres long, they include rattlesnakes, copperheads, pit vipers and adders. They live on land or on trees, and are found in a variety of habitats. With mouths that open wide they feed on mammals and birds.