Snakebite Identification and Symptoms

This section contains information regarding identification of dangerous snakes and probable snake-bite symptoms. Click on an image of a snake for further information on species identification, distribution, snake-bite symptoms and suggested antivenom.

Mt. Kenya Bush-Viper

Atheris desaixi

Mt. Kenya Bush-Viper

African Puff Adder

Bitis arietans arietans

African Puff Adder

Eastern Gaboon Viper

Bitis gabonica

Eastern Gaboon Viper

Rhinoceros Horned Viper

Bitis nasicornis

Rhinoceros Horned Viper

Red Carpet Viper

Echis pyramidum aliaborri

Snouted Night Adder

Causus defilippii

Snouted Night Adder

Velvet Green Night Adder

Causus resimus

Velvet Green Night Adder

Kenya Small Scaled Mole Viper

Atractaspis microlepidota

Kenya Small Scaled Mole Viper

Rhombic Night Adder

Causus rhombeatus

Rhombic Night Adder

Coastal Boomslang

Dispholidus typus typus

Eastern Savanah Vine Snake

Thelotornis mossambicus

Eastern Savanah Vine Snake

Eastern Green Mamba

Dendroaspis angusticeps

Eastern Green Mamba

Eastern Jameson's Mamba

Dendroaspis jamesoni

Eastern Jameson's Mamba

Black Mamba

Dendroaspis polylepis

Black Mamba

Egyptian Cobra

Naje haje haje

Egyptian Cobra

Forest Cobra

Naja melanoleuca

Forest Cobra

Black-necked Spitting Cobra

Naja nigricollis

Black-necked Spitting Cobra

Red Spitting Cobra

Naja Pallida

Red Spitting Cobra