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The Most Dangerous Venomous Snakes: Central and South America

Bushmaster

  • Scientific name: Lachesis sp.
  • Family: Vipers
  • Subfamily: Pit vipers
  • Genus: Lachesis
  • Length: Up to 9.8 feet (3 meters)
  • Venom: Myotoxic

This snake’s venom is not as dangerous as that of other pit vipers in Central America, but it administers a hefty dose. Thankfully, they are not especially aggressive.

Bushmaster Bushmaster - Photo: Patrick K. Campbell/Shutterstock

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