Our photo contributor writes that this snake is the most dangerous of the European vipers. Commonly called the long-nosed viper or the horned viper (Vipera ammodytes), its venom is toxic and fast-acting. The horned viper is found in southern Europe, the Balkans and the Middle East.
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