As Seen In: USA Today, Discovery Channel, US News & World Report
Wilderness Survival

Featured Member Video

Wilderness First Aid Kit

More Videos by IA Woodsman
View larger or ask the author a question.
View all wilderness survival videos


Recent Forum Posts RSS

Thread Title Replies
Oh lookie what I am getting. 1
This girl should be hung by the....... 8
Happy Lineman Day! 2
Were we down all morning or was it ... 4
Run and Gun Balloon Shoot Sig, CZ, ... 16
Hammock? 26
Firing an AK-47 UNDERWATER... 11
First knife build 2
Competition Cutter 10
u can make a 9mm outpenetrate 158 ... 26
Members: 13012 | Posts: 427841
Come Join the Discussion Today!



Our site has been mentioned in:

U.S. News and World Report
Best of the Web - Site of the Week 8/6/01

Discovery Channel Canada
One Week in the Wilderness

USA Today
Hot Sites 08/08/2005


Fer-de-lance
Bothrops atrox

There are several closely related species in this group. All are very dangerous to man.

Description: Variable coloration, from gray to olive, brown, or reddish, with dark triangles edged with light scales. Triangles are narrow at the top and wide at the bottom.

Characteristics: This highly dangerous snake is responsible for a high mortality rate. It has an irritable disposition, ready to strike with little provocation. The female fer-de-lance is highly prolific, producing up to 60 young born with a dangerous bite. The venom of this species is hemotoxic, painful, and hemorrhagic (causing profuse internal bleeding). The venom causes massive tissue destruction.

Habitat: Found on cultivated land and farms, often entering houses in search of rodents.

Length: Average 1.4 meters, maximum 2.4 meters.

Distribution: Southern Mexico, throughout Central and South America.

Back to Poisonous Snakes and Lizards




Copyright © 2001 - 2014 Jalic Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Advertise Here | Contact Us