Of reptiles the lizard and chameleon are common, and there are a number of venomous serpents, though these are not so numerous as in other tropical countries.
Snakes, many venomous, abound.
Serpents are very common, both venomous and non-venomous; the pythons attain a great size.
Venomous snakes abound.
In central Queensland and elsewhere, snakes, both venomous and harmless, are eaten, the head being first carefully smashed to pulp with a stone.
Most of these are venomous, but all are not equally dreaded.
Among the venomous reptiles and insects are the rattlesnake, the Gila monster (Heloderma suspectum), a poisonous lizard, and the tarantula (Mygale Heintzii), which, however, are common only in certain places and at certain seasons.
Digestion is quick and much accelerated by the quantity of saliva which is secreted during the progress of deglutition, and in venomous snakes probably also by the chemical action of the poison.
The longest, Theriaca, is an hexameter poem (958 lines) on the nature of venomous animals and the wounds which they inflict.
The only venomous species to be found in central Chile is that of a spider which frequents the wheat fields in harvest time.
While Dean had been at odds with the man since their first confrontation last January, it was Fitzgerald's venomous comments at the debate that led Dean to now believe him capable of almost anything.
Among venomous snakes the harlequin, or coral snake (Elaps fulvius) is common along the coast; the copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix) along the wooded banks of creeks and rivers; the cottonmouth (Agkistrodon piscivorus), in all parts of the state except the more arid districts; the "sidewiper," or massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus consors, sometimes called Crotalophorus tergeminus) and the ground rattlesnake (Sistrurus miliarius), in all sections.
Nicander of Colophon has also left us two epics, one on remedies for poisons, the other on the bites of venomous beasts.
Spiders are also represented by a large number of genera and species, the most dreaded being the venomous " tarantula " and the savage " mygale."
Among the wild animals are the elephant (comparatively rare), the leopard, varieties of antelope, many kinds of monkeys and numerous venomous snakes.
Snakes - many of them venomous - are numerous, and there are many varieties of lizards.
His hands were then bound, and he was cast into a den of venomous serpents; but he played so sweetly on the harp with his toes that he charmed the reptiles, except one adder, by which he was stung to death.
Two species of venomous snakes - the rattlesnake and the copper-head - occur in the sparsely settled regions.
The list of reptiles includes the venomous Vipera ammodytes and Pelias berus, while scorpions and lizards infest the stony wastes of the Karst.
The so-called colubrine venomous snakes, which retain in a great measure an external resemblance to the innocuous snakes, have the maxillary bone not at all, or but little, shortened, armed in front with a fixed, erect fang, which is provided with a deep groove or canal for the conveyance of the poison, the fluid being secreted by a special poison-gland.
No part of the world possesses so many snakes of this sub-family as Australia, where, in fact, they replace the non-venomous colubrine snakes; many of them are extremely common and spread over a considerable area.
Which is peculiar to snakes, venomous as well as non-venomous, of the fauna of tropical America.
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Apparently the only instances of mimicry known amongst reptiles occur amongst snakes; and in all the cases quoted by Wallace harmless snakes mimic venomous species.
Of birds there are 316 species, and several of venomous snakes.
Some -of the snakes of India are to be seen in the hotter regions, including the python and some of the venomous species, the cobra being found as high up as 8000 or 9000 ft., though not common.
As its name indicates it was first discovered in Persia, where the belief in the venomous nature of its bite to human beings is both widespread and historical.
At first he was vastly pleased with the city and court of Rome; but his satisfaction ere long turned to discontent, and he gave vent to his ill-humour in a venomous satire on the pope's treasurer, 1MIilliardo Cicala.
Long, exceedingly venomous, and provided with curious horn-like protuberances over each eye, which give it a decidedly sinister appearance.
Reptiles are scarce, and venomous reptiles unknown.
Satan himself, " the venomous Beast," will be restored to his angelic nature.
The whole apparatus is so exactly analogous in structure to the poison-gland and tooth of a venomous snake as to suggest a similar function, and there is now evidence that it employs this organ as an offensive weapon.
Robespierre, who was himself on the brink of the volcano, remembered the venomous sallies in the Journal de Paris.
There are four species of lizard and three snakes, none of which is venomous; a land tortoise, a turtle and a frog.
The name was adopted because of the fancied resemblance of the peace party to the venomous copperhead snake, and, though applied as a term of opprobrium, it was willingly assumed by those upon whom it was bestowed.
Considering, however, the numbers of venomous and innocuous snakes that occur in most tropical countries, it might be supposed that mimicry in this order of reptiles would be of commoner occurrence than appears to be the case.
Among reptiles are several kinds of venomous snakesthe horned viper, the hooded snake and the echis.
They also give out that they render snakes harmless by the use of charms or music, - in reality it is by extracting the venomous fangs.
There are numerous venomous serpents, but the mortality from snake-bite is low.
Rattlesnakes and moccasins, or cottonmouths, both venomous, are occasionally seen.
Among the non-venomous species, the commonest are the boa-constrictor, the anaconda (Eunectes murinus) and the ih'.
In the other venomous snakes (viperines and crotalines) the maxillary bone is very short, and is armed with a single very long curved fang with a canal and aperture at each end.
"Why, so as not to lay waste the country we were abandoning to the enemy," said Prince Andrew with venomous irony.
These spiders are very much larger and more venomous than the largest of the Lycosidae, and in the Southern states of North America the species of wasps that destroy them have been called tarantula hawks.