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Atractaspis bibronii

Also known as Bibron’s burrowing asp or the side-stabbing snake, the southern burrowing asp has backward-curved fangs at the front of its mouth. This snake has a thick body, with smooth, purplish-brown to black scales down its back and, usually, a dark-gray belly. A few have dark blotches on a whitish to cream-colored belly. Females can reach 24.4 inches (62 centimeters) in length, and males can grow to about 26 inches (66 centimeters).

Atractaspis bibronii

Atractaspis bibronii

Atractaspis bibronii

Atractaspis bibronii

Atractaspis bibronii

Atractaspis bibronii

Atractaspis bibronii

Atractaspis bibronii

Atractaspis bibronii

Atractaspis bibronii
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