Butterfly Viper

The butterfly viper is a slow-moving snake that uses its scales for movement, stretching its skin across its ribs and releasing the tension to slither, like other snakes.

Generally, the butterfly viper is considered somewhat slow in locomotion.

As with other snakes, the butterfly viper uses its scales for movement. Stretching its skin across its ribs, then releasing tension, gives the butterfly viper the ability to slither across the jungle floor quite efficiently.

Image | © Tayler, Some Rights Reserved (CC BY-NC 4.0)
Sources | (Lipsett, 2003; Rogers, 2000; The Wikimedia Foundation, 2018)

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