Mamushi snake


Mamushi pit-viper or Agkistrodon blomhoffi

Mamushi snake - Japanese mamushi

Mamushi Viper (Gloydius blomhoffii) is the most familiar and famous poisonous snake in Japan.

The distribution in all parts of Japan. Mamushi snake's length is about 45cm ~ 75cm. Head is a triangle. The color of the body varies depending on the dark brown, taupe, brown and Section objects.

The patterns such as coin around 20 pairs.

Habitat: Forest, the habitat of sand in a humid place, such as in the field of river levee road.

Mainly active at night, but during the day you can see the snake sunbathing.

Diet: Mice and other small animals.