The Carpet Viper a surprisingly little guy that can pack quite a bite, and many farmers which walk the paddocks in the night are accidentally bitten without noticing. Similar to the warning signals given off by the Rattlesnake, this guy will continuously rub his scales together like a file to create a shearing noise which acts as his first line of defense.

Although he is small this guy can lash out with a strike distance of over half his body length... look out:

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