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A Chilean brown recluse (Loxosceles laeta) at Buin Zoo.

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A Chilean brown recluse (Loxosceles laeta) at Buin Zoo.

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A red spot assassin bug (Platymeris rhadamanthus) at Safari Park Dvur Kralove.

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A red spot assassin bug (Platymeris rhadamanthus) at Safari Park Dvur Kralove.

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A twig snake (Thelotornis capensis) at Safari Park Dvur Kralove.

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A lesser baboon spider (Harpactirella lightfooti) from a private collection. This species is native to South Africa. This small spider is highly venomous.

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A lesser baboon spider (Harpactirella lightfooti) from a private collection. This species is native to South Africa. This small spider is highly venomous.

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An Eastern Montpellier snake (Malpolon insignitus) at Prague Zoo.

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An Eastern Montpellier snake (Malpolon insignitus) at Prague Zoo.

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An Eastern Montpellier snake (Malpolon insignitus) at Prague Zoo.

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An Eastern Montpellier snake (Malpolon insignitus) at Prague Zoo.

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A Godman’s montane pitviper (Cerrophidion wilsoni) at Zoo Plzeň.

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A Godman’s montane pitviper (Cerrophidion wilsoni) at Zoo Plzeň.

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A Northern Pacific rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus oreganus) at the American International Rattlesnake Museum in Albuquerque, NM.

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A Northern Pacific rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus oreganus) at the American International Rattlesnake Museum in Albuquerque, NM.

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A Northern Pacific rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus oreganus) at the American International Rattlesnake Museum in Albuquerque, NM.

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A Northern Pacific rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus oreganus) at the American International Rattlesnake Museum in Albuquerque, NM.

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A Northern Pacific rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus oreganus) at the American International Rattlesnake Museum in Albuquerque, NM.

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A Northern Pacific rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus oreganus) at the American International Rattlesnake Museum in Albuquerque, NM.

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A Northern Pacific rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus oreganus) at the American International Rattlesnake Museum in Albuquerque, NM.

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A Cerbat Mountains rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus hualapaiensis) at the American International Rattlesnake Museum in Albuquerque, NM.

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A Cerbat Mountains rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus hualapaiensis) at the American International Rattlesnake Museum in Albuquerque, NM.

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A Cerbat Mountains rattlesnake (Crotalus oreganus hualapaiensis) at the American International Rattlesnake Museum in Albuquerque, NM.

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An inland taipan (Oxyranus microlepidotus) at Reptile Gardens. This snake is the most venomous in the world.

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Terciopelo (fer-de-lance) (Bothrops asper) at the Naples Zoo. This juvenile was born via parthenogenesis, an asexual form of reproduction.

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Rufous-beaked snake (Rhamphiophis oxyrhynchus) at the Naples Zoo.

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Rufous-beaked snake (Rhamphiophis oxyrhynchus) at the Naples Zoo.

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Rufous-beaked snake (Rhamphiophis oxyrhynchus) at the Naples Zoo.

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Rufous-beaked snake (Rhamphiophis oxyrhynchus) at the Naples Zoo.

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A Timor python (Python timoriensis) at the Sedgwick County Zoo in Wichita, Kansas.

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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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A Lansberg’s hognosed pitviper (Porthidium lansbergii) at the Chattanooga Zoo.

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A Lansberg’s hognosed pitviper (Porthidium lansbergii) at the Chattanooga Zoo.

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An Eastern long-nosed viper (Vipera ammodytes meridionalis) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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