"Adder, or Viper (Pelias Berus)"-Whitney, 1902

Adder

"Adder, or Viper (Pelias Berus)"-Whitney, 1902

A small species of venemous serpent found in the European Alps.

Asp

A small species of venemous serpent found in the European Alps.

This Serpent antique bracelet is in the form of a viper. It came from Pompeii, Rome.

Antique Serpent Bracelet

This Serpent antique bracelet is in the form of a viper. It came from Pompeii, Rome.

The Serpent Cast a form created by both a viper and lizard. It was typically used for symbolic and decorative purposes, designed by Eberhard of Heilbronn in Germany.

Serpent Cast

The Serpent Cast a form created by both a viper and lizard. It was typically used for symbolic and decorative…

Serpent is a word of Latin origin, meaning something that creeps. It was typically used for symbolic and decorative purposes.

Serpent Cast

Serpent is a word of Latin origin, meaning something that creeps. It was typically used for symbolic…

These venomous snakes have triangular heads and short stocky bodies.  They are a highly poisonous snake.

Puff-adder

These venomous snakes have triangular heads and short stocky bodies. They are a highly poisonous snake.

A rattlesnake's rattle, with twenty-four joints.

Rattlensnake rattle

A rattlesnake's rattle, with twenty-four joints.

A poisonous snake, known for using its "rattle" to warn off predators.

Rattlesnake

A poisonous snake, known for using its "rattle" to warn off predators.

A venomous serpent whose tail ends in a rattle. It rattles its tail to warn potential predators to back off.

Rattlesnake

A venomous serpent whose tail ends in a rattle. It rattles its tail to warn potential predators to back…

The rattling tail of the rattle snake.

Rattlesnake Tail

The rattling tail of the rattle snake.

Venomous snakes belonging to the Viperidae family. They are characterised by long erectile fangs, which are folded back when not in use.

Viper

Venomous snakes belonging to the Viperidae family. They are characterised by long erectile fangs, which…

An illustration of an atheris burtoni, a species of viper. These snakes are found all over the world, except in Australia and Madagascar. All have relatively long hinged fangs that permit deep penetration and injection of venom.

Viper

An illustration of an atheris burtoni, a species of viper. These snakes are found all over the world,…

Found in Europe from Sweden to the Medittanean Sea, the black viper is also the only venemous reptile in Grat Britain.

Black viper

Found in Europe from Sweden to the Medittanean Sea, the black viper is also the only venemous reptile…

"Viper is a genus of venomous snakes. This family includes many important forms– e. g., the common adder, the asp, extending as far N. as Sweden; the African horned viper and puff adder, the Indian daboia or Russell's viper, and the Indian Echis carinata. The head is relatively broad, somewhat triangular, and generally covered with scales; the eye has a vertical pupil, and there is no pit between it and the nostril; the maxilla bears on each side one functional fang, usually with several reserve fangs beside it; the poison is virulent. The vipers are widely distributed through Europe and Australia; the majority are African. As far as is known they are viviparous."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Common Viper

"Viper is a genus of venomous snakes. This family includes many important forms– e. g., the common…

The common European viper feeds on a small quadrupeds and reptiles. Its bite is venemous, but not usually fatal to humans.

Common European viper

The common European viper feeds on a small quadrupeds and reptiles. Its bite is venemous, but not usually…

"Viper is a genus of venomous snakes. This family includes many important forms– e. g., the common adder, the asp, extending as far N. as Sweden; the African horned viper and puff adder, the Indian daboia or Russell's viper, and the Indian Echis carinata. The head is relatively broad, somewhat triangular, and generally covered with scales; the eye has a vertical pupil, and there is no pit between it and the nostril; the maxilla bears on each side one functional fang, usually with several reserve fangs beside it; the poison is virulent. The vipers are widely distributed through Europe and Australia; the majority are African. As far as is known they are viviparous."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Common Vipers

"Viper is a genus of venomous snakes. This family includes many important forms– e. g., the common…