Butterfly Viper

Butterfly Viper

When approached, butterfly vipers often reveal their presence by hissing, said to be the loudest hiss of any African snake—almost a shriek.

When approached, butterfly vipers often reveal their presence by hissing, said to be the loudest hiss of any African snake—almost a shriek.

Puff adders are known to make extremely loud hissing noises through their noses as part of their respiratory functions. They also puff loudly.


Image | © Internet Archive Book Images, Public Domain
Sources | (ITIS, 2017; Lipsett 2003; Mallow, Ludwig, & Nilson, 2003; Rogers, 2000; Spawls, Howell, Drewes, & Ashe, 2004; The Wikimedia Foundation, 2018)

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