Animals of the world, Common European Viper

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  • A venomous snake,  with a pair of long, hollow, venom-injecting fangs attached to movable bones of the upper jaw
  • In several European countries, it is notable as being the only native venomous snake
  • Adults usually grow to 60 cm (24 in) in total length (including tail), with an average of 55 cm (22 in). Maximum size varies by region. The largest, at over 90 cm (35 in), are found in Scandinavia
  • The colour ranges from light grey to brownish, brownish black and black. Underneath its usually dark coloured.  Most have some kind of zigzag dorsal pattern down the entire length of their bodies and tails
  • The Viper is found in both mountains and plains, preferably in dry, hot places
  • It likes to sunbathe
  • The Viper usually hunts in warmer days.
  • In colder regions, like in Scandinavia, it hibernates in the winter – usually several animals together.
  • Adult animals live from different smaller vertebrates, mice, birds, lizards, toads and more, which are killed momentarily by the venomous teeth.
  • A bit is rarely life-threatening, but the patient should as soon as possible seek medical treatment and be subjected to the least amount of effort before reaching a doctor.
  •  It can be found across the Eurasian landmass; from northwestern Europe across southern Europe and Eastern Europe to north of the Arctic Circle, and Russia to the Pacific Ocean. It is found further north than any other snake species

 

References; Nationalgeographic.com, Wikipedia, Britannica.com, BBC.com, Australiangeographic.com, Birdlife.org.au,worldwildlife.com

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