We had just hopped out of the small boat and into a 4 Wheel Drive vehicle. Looking up the track we could see plenty of tracks in the sand. Just a short distance up the track we found the source of these tracks – a Puff Adder.

The Puff Adder (part of the Viper Family) is a venomous snake species found in Africa and is a thick robust heavily built snake. It has the distinctive triangular head and chevron markings down length of the snake. This species is responsible for more fatalities than any other African snake, including the Black Mamba.

Although the puff adder is classified as the most dangerous snake in Africa, it is neither the deadliest, nor the most venomous snake in Africa. Regardless – it is a good idea to stay away from them!!

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