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Wagler's Pit Viper- Tropidolaemus wagleri ♀ | by PF T.J.
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Wagler's Pit Viper- Tropidolaemus wagleri ♀

This Pit Viper may be relatively common, but its fearsome looks make it seem like it was sent directly from hell itself- not a snake to be trifled with.

  

That said, this Pit Viper is not as bad-tempered as several others out there; but make no mistake, it can be deadly if you are bitten and envenomed.

 

The Wagler's Pit Viper produces unique Waglerin venom which is used as anti-wrinkle creams supposedly functioning like Botox (marketed, but not proven).

 

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ID and info kindly provided by Chan Zi Yang

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Taken on October 3, 2014