What Are the Different Types of Snake Venoms?

A snake’s venom can be one of three types: cytotoxic, neurotoxic, or hemotoxic. Each type of venom affects the body differently. Most snakes do not carry venom, but the ones that do are called venomous. If you stumble upon a snake and do not know what species it is, treat it as if it is … Continue reading What Are the Different Types of Snake Venoms?

The Gaboon Viper: Longest Fangs of Any Snake

Meet the Gaboon viper! With fangs up to 2 inches in length, it has the longest fangs of any snake on the planet. Found only in a handful of countries in Africa, it is also the heaviest venomous snake on the continent. The viper can weigh up to 18 pounds, and grow to be 7 … Continue reading The Gaboon Viper: Longest Fangs of Any Snake