Weird Animals – Top 10 Bizarre African Animals

#7 – Bush Viper

Weird Animals in Africa

If you are attracted to pretty things then you might be extremely tempted to run your hand along the back of this beautiful creature. Atheris, commonly known as bush vipers, are venomous snakes found in tropical sub-Saharan Africa. Adult atheris sizes range from 16 inches to 31 inches. They are covered in scales and come in a variety of colors.

They spend most of their time in trees. Bush vipers feed on lizards, rodents, bird, amphibians and other snakes. Though beautiful, a bite from a bush viper can be fatal. Persons bitten may develop blood clots, swelling and experience severe pain then die. So if you happen upon one of these snakes, though high unlikely, do not be deceived by its beautiful exterior

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