The reptile which goes by the scientific name Bothrops Atrox is known in Guyana s the labaria snake. It is also variably called fer-de-lance, lancehead, and barba amarillia. In Venezuela it is called mapanare. In Trinidad, it is called mapepire balsain and in Brazil it is called Jararaca.
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Caninana (scientific name: Spilotes Pullatus) is a very hard to find snake of the Rupununi Savannahs. It is sometimes seen on the trails. Because of its size, it scares. It can reach 2.5m. But it is far from being a dangerous snake. It doesn’t have poison inoculating fangs, so it’s not venomous.
Known in some places as the Dumb Rattler, the bushmaster is one of the largest vipers in the world. A member of the rattlesnake family, the bushmaster is more dangerous than the rattlesnake because it has no rattle to warn off its potential victim.