New Horned Viper Found in “Secret” Spot”:
Matilda’s horned viper, a new snake species, regards the camera with a steady stare.
The 2.1-foot-long reptile was discovered during 2010-2011 biodiversity surveys in a remote Tanzanian forest. The “beautiful, heavy-bodied bush viper” sports black and yellow zigzag markings and yellow, hornlike scales above its olive-colored eyes. The snake’s exact location is being kept secret, partly to protect the animal from pet collectors, Davenport said.