Puff Adders

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A recent unusual sighting of a pair of Puff Adders interacting with each other caused much excitement among the team at Sibuya Bush Lodge. The Puff Adder (Bitis Arietans) is a venomous snake species common in South Africa. They are mostly nocturnal, and solitary, which is why this sighting was so unique. The Puff Adder is one of the few snakes that give birth to live snakes since the egg hatches inside the females body. Mating season occurs normally in Spring when a female snake will produce a pheromone used to attract males. The photographs appear to depict either a display of dominance or a precursor to mating. Males often engage each other in neck to neck combat dances when competing for a female.

Puffadders

Account Holder: Sibuya Game Reserve & Lodge (Pty) Ltd
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Branch Code: 198765
Account Number: 1 156 708 079
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