Image from page 141 of "American types of animal life" (1894)
Title: American types of animal life
Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and company
Contributing Library: University of Connecticut Libraries
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1^2 TYPES OF ANIMAL LIFE Though little raore than two feet long, it is not only fierce, but positively aggressive, while its poison is so active that a fowl dies about two minutes after being bitten. Two or three species of vipers of slender form and adapted for tree life are also found in Africa. Fig. 34.
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THE RHINOCEROS VIPER. The colubrine section of serpents (B) contains the great majority of the species which compose the order, including the commonest harmless snakes of Europe and North America, such as the black snake, the corn snake, the milk snake, and the chicken snake. The genus to which the common ringed snake of England belongs, ranges throughout the temperate region of the northern hemisphere. Other kinds there are which are very
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