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Non-Chelonian reptiles in the markets

Daboia russelii - Russell's viper

100 RMB/kg ($13 US)

China, Hong Kong, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar, Taiwan, Viet Nam

Russell's vipers are often overlooked in terms of their potentially lethal bite.  The woman pictured below in the Guangzhou Chao Tou wildlife market was sorting through this crate of vipers testing their veracity with a rather short snake hook and then transferring them to the open crate on her left. 


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