Animals: Snakes of the Week

Bush Masters, Dr. Raymond Lee Ditmars, curator of mammals & reptiles at New York City's zoo, announced last week he would leave next month for Panama to hunt the bush master, largest, deadliest of vipers. Sometimes 12 ft. long with 2-in. fangs, the bush master carries enough venom to kill a man in less than five minutes. (Dr. Ditmars once saw a companion so killed.) The bush master is a cousin of the cobra, carries a spine on the end of his tail. Usually reddish brown, he may be pinkish with black splotches....

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