Saturday, February 20, 2016


Vipera is a genus of venomous vipers. It has a very wide range, being found from North Africa to just within the Arctic Circle and from Great Britain to Pacific Asia. The name is possibly derived from the Latin words vivus and pario, meaning "alive" and "bear" or "bring forth"; likely a reference to the fact that most vipers bear live young. Currently, 23 species are recognized. We have one in Estonia :)
This is the only venomous viper in our country and I have been scared to death with it ever since 4! We caught one and delivered to far away from the home in Hiiumaa, to avoid any closer encounters.

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