Eyelash Bush Viper , ( Atheris Ceratophora ) , Is A Venomous Pit Viper , A Membe ...
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Description: Eyelash Bush Viper , ( Atheris ceratophora ) , is a venomous pit viper , a member of the true viper family , Viperidae , which includes such other luminaries as the Crotalinae featuring Water Moccasins , Rattlesnakes and Copperheads . With his keeled scales , bright yellow coloration , vertically slitted green eyes , and pronounced eyelash scales , this is one of the most remarkable looking snakes . They are arboreal in habit , and ambush predators , eating mostly small mammals in semi tropical mountain regions in their native range in the Usambara and Uzungwe Mountains in Tanzania , south central Africa .
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