Bitis gabonica (Dumeril & Bibron, 1845)



Large, fat snake with broad, flattened, triangular head. Head is white or cream with fine dark central line and dark triangle behind and below the eye. Along the back are a series of pale, almost rectangular blotches interspersed with dark, yellow-edged, hourglass markings, the flanks have a series of fawn or brown rhomboidal shapes with light vertical central bars. Length up to 175 cm.