Scientific Name: Bitis nasicornis

Found In: West and central Africa/Tropical and swamps

Size: Adults average between 2 and 3 feet

Diet: Carnivore. Diet consists of small mammals, amphibians, and fish.

Threat Level: Least Concern. The exotic pet trade and capture for resources (skin and venom) are the major threats to this species. Despite this, it is very common and has no decline in numbers.

Facts: This species’ venom is one type of snake venom used to produce SAIMR polyvalent antivenom, which is used to treat certain venomous snake bites.