Egypt Sand Vipers

           

 

 

  

 


 
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One of the reptiles that can be seen in the Egypt's desert areas the sand vipers. This reptile is also known as the Avicenna sand viper, the common sand viper, the Sahara sand viper, the Cleopatra's asp, the Egyptian asp and so on. The sand vipers have a length of 20-35 centimeters but some of them can have even 50 centimeters. The males are no as large as the females. The head of this viper is broad, triangular, the viper eyes are small and placed on the junction of the top and of the side of his head. The sand vipers have rows of spots of darker brown color. The sand viper is stout, small, being an authentic desert viper. The areas where this viper can be seen are the deserts of Sinai Peninsula and in the North Africa deserts. The Sahara's windblown dunes are also the beautiful sand viper dwell. There are hornless Cerastes vipera and horned cerastes, both being venomous viper species (a hemotoxic venous) without any subspecies known. The horned sand viper is more resistant in the terrarium than the hornless sand viper. During the day, when the sun burns in desert, the sand viper buries itself in sand. In the night, the reptile comes out to eat; the invertebrates, the lizards, the small mouse and other rodents that can be found in desert, constitute the sand viper diet. The horned sand viper is a very poisonous snake that can strike more than just once, a reason for what the people are very afraid of it. The sound made by the sand viper is like the “F” letter”; the ancient Egyptians, used the horned sand viper as hieroglyph when they wrote the sound word. “Viper” in Egypt is represented by the word “fy”.

 
 

 

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