"A genus of venomous serpents, they are of small size, live on dry land, and feed upon frogs, lizards, and other small animals. The tail is furnished with a horny spur at the end."-Whitney, 1902

Acanthophis

"A genus of venomous serpents, they are of small size, live on dry land, and feed upon frogs, lizards,…

A small hooded and poisonous serpent of Egypt.

Asp

A small hooded and poisonous serpent of Egypt.

Its color is olive-gray or brown above, with black bands and spots, and checkered black and white beneath. The usual length is three feet. It is nearly related to the American water-snake, and haunts moist places, feeding on frogs, fish, and insects. The soft eggs are about one inch long, and are laid in manure heaps, in rich soil, or on heaps of weeds.

Grass Snake

Its color is olive-gray or brown above, with black bands and spots, and checkered black and white beneath.…

An illustration a man being attacked by snakes.

Man Being Attacked by Snakes

An illustration a man being attacked by snakes.

An illustration of a man riding a horse being chased by flying snakes.

Man Chased on a Horse

An illustration of a man riding a horse being chased by flying snakes.

Snakes on shelf

Snakes on shelf

Snakes on shelf