The Most Dangerous Venomous Snakes: Central and South America

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Bushmaster

Scientific name: Lachesis sp.
Family: Vipers
Subfamily: Pit vipers
Genus: Lachesis
Length: Up to 9.8 ft (3 m)
Venom: Myotoxisch

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.

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