Bitis – African vipers

Known for the ability to inflate themselves when triggered

When specific conditions are met, such as a constant supply of water, a warm climate, and cover for the snake, puff adders can be found there. Puff Adders have skin that is buff or brown and is coated with scales that range in hue from brown to reddish or melanistic. These predators hunt alone in ambushes.

The majority of a puff adder’s diet consists of rodents, though it will also consume other small animals, birds, lizards, frogs, and toads. The most prevalent and populous snakes in Africa are puff adders. Members of this genus have different levels of conservation.