Saw-scaled vipers are native to Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. They are called saw-scaled as they move their coils together in a sawing motion to scare the attacker. If the display does not work, the snake will bite, and these snakes are the reason behind most of the snake-related deaths in the areas of their occurrence.
They are often found camouflaged against the sand or curled up under rocks. Saw-scaled vipers are relatively common in places where they’re located. But simple things like landscape changes can cause populations to vanish. The species, as of now, is not of any particular conservation concern.
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Terrestrial / Aquatic
Altricial / Precocial
Polygamous / Monogamous
Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic
Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal
Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd
Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore
Migratory: Yes / No
Domesticated: Yes / No
Dangerous: Yes / No