Bushmaster (Snake)

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Scientifically known as Lachesis muta, the Bushmaster is a venomous pit viper snake. It is very large, with the adult reaching a length of up to 4 m, with an average length of 3 m. It is usually greyish light brown, with diamond-shaped black patterns on its back. The Bushmaster is distributed throughout Central and South America. Having a hemotoxic venom, the bite of the Lachesis snake is usually fatal.