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The Puff Adder I Encountered At UNIBEN Botanical Garden This Morning (Photos) by Tickles001(m): 10:04am On Mar 26
Who knows anything about this kind of snake?
I encountered this snake at UNIBEN botanical garden this morning.

Being an animal right activist I never intended to kill it, but the way it displayed make me resort to chase it down and kill it for the safety of people who usually comes to chill in that garden.

This snake moves with a straight body, this means it doesn't wriggle while it moves.

It a surprisingly loud hissing sound.

It can inflate its whole body to about 3 times the normal size.

Not too fast but you'll need to run to catch up with it.

The body is flat that you might mistake it to be some dried long leaf if you don't look well.

It's good with camouflage as it was staying just 2 feet away from me but it took me several seconds of looking at it before I realize it was a snake.

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Re: The Puff Adder I Encountered At UNIBEN Botanical Garden This Morning (Photos) by Tickles001(m): 10:05am On Mar 26
All of you are asking why I did kill the snake. The reason is to protect other people that visit the garden. This snake has advanced camouflage capability. It lay within three feet away, but it took me time to spot it.
So how am I sure the next person will be that lucky to see and avoid it. Even if I chase it away it might still return and bite an unlucky person.
I wouldn't have killed it if it behaved like most snakes I've encountered, but this one proved to be something different by the loud hissing and body inflation.

For those who said I should go home because they close uniben. Are you forgetting there are UBTH dentistry quarters, JSQ, and SSQ? Are you forgetting that non-students live in those places with their families? Or you want us to leave our homes and business that has nothing to do with the school simply because they sent students home?

I'm a freelancer that happens to live around the campus. I usually go there alone to take a break in the arms of nature, when my brain is overheated.

More pics

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Re: The Puff Adder I Encountered At UNIBEN Botanical Garden This Morning (Photos) by EkelediliBuhari: 10:10am On Mar 26
It's a puff adder...

Inflatable Awon Blom Blom..

Lala take us there... grin grin

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Re: The Puff Adder I Encountered At UNIBEN Botanical Garden This Morning (Photos) by southniyikaye(m): 10:12am On Mar 26
Tickles001:
More pics
Lalasticlala rice right now but it has no meat and you just brought one

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Re: The Puff Adder I Encountered At UNIBEN Botanical Garden This Morning (Photos) by Oche211(m): 10:16am On Mar 26
Lalasticlala, run here and see something

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Re: The Puff Adder I Encountered At UNIBEN Botanical Garden This Morning (Photos) by dawnomike(m): 10:31am On Mar 26
Just be thankful you sighted that far away and not up close... It wouldn't have spared you!

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Re: The Puff Adder I Encountered At UNIBEN Botanical Garden This Morning (Photos) by Erediauwa: 10:32am On Mar 26
You did the right thing by killing that beast.

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Re: The Puff Adder I Encountered At UNIBEN Botanical Garden This Morning (Photos) by Imperare(f): 10:33am On Mar 26
But why did you kill the snake? What are you even doing in uniben after you were asked to go home.?
Wrong place at the wrong time

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Re: The Puff Adder I Encountered At UNIBEN Botanical Garden This Morning (Photos) by dulux07(m): 10:37am On Mar 26
Puff adder.

Venomous snake

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Re: The Puff Adder I Encountered At UNIBEN Botanical Garden This Morning (Photos) by jospepper(m): 10:42am On Mar 26
Why did you kill that snake Mr. Animal rights activist? Did it attack you? Doesn't it have the right to life again?

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Re: The Puff Adder I Encountered At UNIBEN Botanical Garden This Morning (Photos) by jeyselassie(m): 10:43am On Mar 26
Imperare:
But why did you kill the snake?
because it has a Jezebel spirit.

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Re: The Puff Adder I Encountered At UNIBEN Botanical Garden This Morning (Photos) by PlayerMeji: 10:45am On Mar 26
One of the most venomous of all snakes.

I hv encountered that snake before..

It moves in a straight path like a millipede.

You might mistaken it for a lizard for the size of its head.

Though, it's only when they are small they exhibit these traits. Once they are matured, they can wriggle and move about.

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Re: The Puff Adder I Encountered At UNIBEN Botanical Garden This Morning (Photos) by DropsMic(m): 10:48am On Mar 26
Native doctors in South Africa use the puff-adder to make predictions as well as heal people by first placing the snake in their mouth...

South Africa: Puff Adder

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Re: The Puff Adder I Encountered At UNIBEN Botanical Garden This Morning (Photos) by MANNABBQGRILLS: 10:48am On Mar 26
One of the most dangerous snake in the world shocked shocked shocked

The Puff Adder probably accounts for more deaths than any other snake in Africa.
An adultPuff Adder may have enough venom to kill 4-5 men!
cool

derbykol:
It is a shy snake too.
Eh ya!
Next time you see one,
just pat her on the head and say
'common baby, stop being shy now'
I'm here to take you to the zoo!
cheesy


derbykol:
Lol
Lol cheesy
Na joke we dey o.....pleaseee! cheesy

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Re: The Puff Adder I Encountered At UNIBEN Botanical Garden This Morning (Photos) by israelmao(m): 10:48am On Mar 26
I hope this is coronafree

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Re: The Puff Adder I Encountered At UNIBEN Botanical Garden This Morning (Photos) by Shellsploit: 10:48am On Mar 26
Lalasticlala tesumole sad

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Re: The Puff Adder I Encountered At UNIBEN Botanical Garden This Morning (Photos) by Factfinder1(m): 10:48am On Mar 26
What are you still doing in school when they said everyone should go home?

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Re: The Puff Adder I Encountered At UNIBEN Botanical Garden This Morning (Photos) by crafteeworld: 10:49am On Mar 26
UNIBEN Botanical garden A.K.A Lovers garden.






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Re: The Puff Adder I Encountered At UNIBEN Botanical Garden This Morning (Photos) by DesignHave: 10:49am On Mar 26
cheesy
Kill them all.

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Re: The Puff Adder I Encountered At UNIBEN Botanical Garden This Morning (Photos) by EdoPrince93(m): 10:49am On Mar 26
sad
Re: The Puff Adder I Encountered At UNIBEN Botanical Garden This Morning (Photos) by Lagosfinder(m): 10:49am On Mar 26
Some people god na op kill so ooo

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Re: The Puff Adder I Encountered At UNIBEN Botanical Garden This Morning (Photos) by 1899Milan: 10:50am On Mar 26
Fadeyi Oloro!
Re: The Puff Adder I Encountered At UNIBEN Botanical Garden This Morning (Photos) by jaggabban(m): 10:51am On Mar 26
Imperare:
But why did you kill the snake?
To slap u dey hungry pesin.

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Re: The Puff Adder I Encountered At UNIBEN Botanical Garden This Morning (Photos) by NaijadrivaCars: 10:51am On Mar 26
Is NL an animal museum where dead snakes are showcased

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Re: The Puff Adder I Encountered At UNIBEN Botanical Garden This Morning (Photos) by Lexusgs430: 10:51am On Mar 26
Lunch time menu..........
Re: The Puff Adder I Encountered At UNIBEN Botanical Garden This Morning (Photos) by etibaba(m): 10:51am On Mar 26
Wow, and I frequent that botanical garden during my undergraduate days. God no go shame us.
Re: The Puff Adder I Encountered At UNIBEN Botanical Garden This Morning (Photos) by Imperare(f): 10:51am On Mar 26
jeyselassie:
because it has a Jezebel spirit.
Scam
Re: The Puff Adder I Encountered At UNIBEN Botanical Garden This Morning (Photos) by qualityovenbake(m): 10:51am On Mar 26
That's a deadly snake. You were lucky you sighted it on time.

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Re: The Puff Adder I Encountered At UNIBEN Botanical Garden This Morning (Photos) by MANNABBQGRILLS: 10:51am On Mar 26
southniyikaye:
Lalasticlala rice right now but it has no meat and you just brought one
So much creativity in that bowl of rice.
We gonna give it a try at this stay at home season sometime soon.
We can do berrer.......hopefully! wink

Na fried Titus/Mackerel be dat shey?!
We love it laidat tongue

Make the chicken no waka commot for d plate be d koko
Looks like she's taking a stroll cheesy

southniyikaye:
oga MI, as chicken no dey, we gatz create chicken of the mind
Hahahaha grin cheesy wink

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Re: The Puff Adder I Encountered At UNIBEN Botanical Garden This Morning (Photos) by proclinician: 10:51am On Mar 26
If snakes go extinct in all the parts of the world it won't in Australia. Snakes in Aussie be like lizards, full everywhere.

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