The Most Dangerous Venomous Snakes: Central and South America

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Common Lancehead

Scientific name: Bothrops atrox
Family: Vipers
Subfamily: Pit vipers
Genus: American lanceheads
Length: Up to 5.31 ft (1.62 m)
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.

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