African gaboon viper camouflage blends into the leaves of the forest floor. This heavy-bodied snake is one of the largest vipers, reaching lengths of 4-6 feet (1.5-2m). It is nocturnal, living in rain forests in central Africa. Its fangs are nearly 2 inches (5cm) long.
Species: African gaboon viper, Bitis gabonica
Image ID: 12576
Southern Pacific rattlesnake. The southern Pacific rattlesnake is common in southern California from the coast through the desert foothills to elevations of 10,000 feet. It reaches 4-5 feet (1.5m) in length.
Species: Southern pacific rattlesnake, Crotalus viridis helleri
Image ID: 12585
Wolf eel, although similar in shape to eels, is cartilaginous and not a true fish. Its powerful jaws can crush invertibrates, such as spiny sea urchins. It can grow to 6 feet (2m) in length.
Species: Wolf eel, Anarrhichthys ocellatus
Image ID: 13702