Massive Puff Adder, captured 17 August 2018

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Capture, exhibit and release of African snakes in various location within Zambia. All snake captured within Zambia. This one is an exciting large Puff Adder capture and a comparison exhibit with a Gaboon Viper

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I like your style and professionalism. You really do take safety and its procedures seriously. Other handlers want to be seen like super heroes and the message it sends to amatuers and our kids is a dangerous one.

Author — arotog tech

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Excellent video, sir. I can't believe how you can handle something that is so deadly, with no fear. And, you make it look so easy. I will leave that stuff to you, and just enjoy the video you produce. Thank you.

Author — Erich Von Glahn

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I've seen hybrids of these two (they look amazing)!! The gaboon viper itself is gorgeous. But the "longest fangs" thing has been debunked, actually, and there's a youtube video that shows the measurements for proof. Turns out that a fully grown bushmaster should, in theory, have the longest fangs of all snakes, not the gaboon. Bushmasters' fangs are longer not only measured directly (from base to tip) but as well if you follow the curve.

Author — Jimmy David

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Thanks for another great video Paul! I love Puff adders and you are absolutely fearless when handling them, I guess that's down to years of practice and an intricate knowledge of their behaviour. Beautiful animal!

Author — Steve Knight

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Two very interesting snakes. The tutorial was great. Good video.

Author — Kahlil Sykies

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Great puff adder footage! She was taking some very gnarly swings at you there. Just because they're tubby doesn't mean they can't move like lightning!

Author — Demimonde Mesila Thraam

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As Africans we are blessed with every flora and fauna. Nice job Paul and thanks to you and others safeguarding our heritage in southern Africa. Next stop is guys like you stopping the alarming growing trade and export of our reptiles as pets👎🙀🙀

Author — GrumpyTinashe

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Such a beast! Handling two major deadly snakes with ease.

Author — Wagstastic

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The Gaboon Viper is the most beautifully patterned snake in all of mother nature.

Author — Igi Vup

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It takes a special breed of person to do your kind of work, handling deadly snakes!

Author — maverickdallas100

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“A very painful painful bite” in the running for understatement of the century.

Author — joshua hymer

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Excellent tutorial video, only respect Puff Adder for its cantankerous disposition.

Author — Tiger Lion

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Big Puffy, but I've seen a bigger one crossing a road in the Kruger Park. Must've been an old snake to get that big.

Author — BK

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Balling ball sized nuts to handle death in your hands, be careful there have been great snake handlers bitten, great info appreciate all you do !!

Author — Paul Letchworth

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I underestimated the striking speed of the adder because it's but today I have been convinced otherwise.

Author — Keagan Kirugo

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man they got some wicked cool snakes one there.

Author — Crispr Talk

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Some people just LOVE exposing themselves to danger

Author — Biggy's Digital Art

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Gaboons vipers aren't exactly the longest vipers in the world. That title goes to the bushmaster. In fact, even the "myth" of it having the longest fangs was disproven on camera by a famous herp youtuber [search for the video] that keeps many captive viper species (full grown adults) and measured the fangs of the largest individuals. I can't remember if the gaboon viper ranked 2nd or 3rth, actually (he had some asian specimen with impressive fangs as well), but once again the bushmaster placed #1. And it was to expect, with its massive head and overall giant size. The bushmaster's fangs were not only longer but also more curved (which means that if we were to take to curve into account, the difference would even be greater). The teeth of emerald tree boas aren't technically "fangs", but they have the longest teeth of any snake in relation to head size.

Author — Jimmy David

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my cousine suffered so much so long time but survived amputation after being bitten by puff adder at dark by village corn mill , she was 9 years old when bitten but she was getting traditional treatments for many years

Author — evt beqele nadi feyisa

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Just look at the girth of That adder. And it's crazy they can be that thick but that fast. and they are beautiful pattern.

Author — Taylor Mcgarry