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1A large, sluggish, mainly nocturnal African viper which inflates the upper part of its body and hisses loudly when under threat.
- ‘I once organised the rescue of a small girl who had been bitten by a puff adder.’
- ‘Nine puff adders, seven Usambra mountain vipers and a green mamba were included.’
- ‘I was once on the way to the car and a puff adder reared up in front of me.’
- ‘And hiding in over 50 varieties of grasses, are snakes: among them the deadly rinkhals and puff adders.’
- ‘Oh yes, and don't forget to watch where you put your feet - puff adders are very well camouflaged.’
- 1.1North American term for hognose snake
- ‘When threatened, this hognose (puff adder) usually spreads its head and neck, hissing loudly to feign ferocity.’
- ‘‘Puff Adder’ is one of several names for the Eastern Hognose Snake (Heterodon platyrhinos).’
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