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The Most Dangerous Venomous Snakes: Central and South America

Common Lancehead

  • Scientific name: Bothrops atrox
  • Family: Vipers
  • Subfamily: Pit vipers
  • Genus: American lanceheads
  • Length: Up to 5.31 feet (1.62 meters)
  • Venom: Hemotoxic

The common lancehead likes to hang around banana and coffee plantations to hunt on small animals between the plants. In the past, their bites often meant certain death. Today, they can be easily treated as long as the antidote is given in time.

Common Lancehead Common Lancehead - Photo: Martin Mecnarowski/Shutterstock

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