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Malayan krait or blue krait (Bungarus candidus) at the Sedgwick County Zoo. Drop for drop, the venom of this snake is among the deadliest in the world.

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Malayan krait or blue krait (Bungarus candidus) at the Sedgwick County Zoo. Drop for drop, the venom of this snake is among the deadliest in the world.

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Malayan krait or blue krait (Bungarus candidus) at the Sedgwick County Zoo. Drop for drop, the venom of this snake is among the deadliest in the world.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) at Parque Zoologico Nacional in the Dominican Republic. The second lower incisor tooth of this animal is grooved and can be used to deliver a venomous saliva.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) at Parque Zoologico Nacional in the Dominican Republic. The second lower incisor tooth of this animal is grooved and can be used to deliver a venomous saliva. This is one of the only venomous mammals on Earth.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) at Parque Zoologico Nacional in the Dominican Republic. The second lower incisor tooth of this animal is grooved and can be used to deliver a venomous saliva. This is one of the only venomous mammals on Earth.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) at Parque Zoologico Nacional in the Dominican Republic. The second lower incisor tooth of this animal is grooved and can be used to deliver a venomous saliva. This is one of the only venomous mammals on Earth.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) at Parque Zoologico Nacional in the Dominican Republic. The second lower incisor tooth of this animal is grooved and can be used to deliver a venomous saliva. This is one of the only venomous mammals on Earth.

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An endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Hispaniolan solenodon (Solenodon paradoxus) at Parque Zoologico Nacional in the Dominican Republic. The second lower incisor tooth of this animal is grooved and can be used to deliver a venomous saliva. This is one of the only venomous mammals on Earth.

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Armenian viper (Montivipera raddei) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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An eastern twin-spotted rattlesnake (Crotalus pricei miquihuanus) at the San Antonio Zoo, San Antonio, Texas.

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An eastern twin-spotted rattlesnake (Crotalus pricei miquihuanus) at the San Antonio Zoo, San Antonio, Texas.

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An eastern twin-spotted rattlesnake (Crotalus pricei miquihuanus) at the San Antonio Zoo, San Antonio, Texas.

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An eastern twin-spotted rattlesnake (Crotalus pricei miquihuanus) at the San Antonio Zoo, San Antonio, Texas.

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A timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus horridus) at Reptile Gardens.

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A timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus horridus) at Reptile Gardens.

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A timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus horridus) at Reptile Gardens.

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A timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus horridus) at Reptile Gardens.

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A timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus horridus) at Reptile Gardens.

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A timber rattlesnake (Crotalus horridus horridus) at Reptile Gardens.

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Nikolsky’s viper (Vipera nikolskii) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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Nikolsky’s viper (Vipera nikolskii) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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Nikolsky’s viper (Vipera nikolskii) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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Nikolsky’s viper (Vipera nikolskii) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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Nikolsky’s viper (Vipera nikolskii) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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Nikolsky’s viper (Vipera nikolskii) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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Nikolsky’s viper (Vipera nikolskii) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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Armenian viper (Montivipera raddei) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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An endangered Hermon Mountain viper (Vipera bornmuelleri) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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