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    Is the Puff Adder poisenous

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    If you are talking about the viper that lives in Africa, it is deadly poisonous, but if you are referring to the hognose snake found in North America, it is not. The hognose is coloquially called the puff adder or spreading adder from its ability to spread out its neck almost like a cobra. If this spread and a loud hiss doesn't scare you away, it will roll over belly up and play dead with its mouth open and tongue hanging out. If you turn it right side up, it will roll back over and continue to play dead. There are several color variations. They mostly eat toads.

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      Don't confuse the hognose with the copperhead though. Both have simular patterns and coloration. The copperhead doesn't have the upturned nose like the hognose nor do they try to rattle thier tail like a spread n adder. Be carefull around any snake and dont kill any snake you dont have to. I can understand killing a rattler or other poisonous snake around your home. Too many kill snakes because their snakes, big mistake. Snakes such as Kingsnakes, coachwhips, blackracers and simular snakes eat poisonous snakes, mice and rats. These friendly snakes usually retreat around humans and bites from these are rare.

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