Cleaning Up Fish Farms
Earth-Friendly Fabrics
Microbes at the Gas Pump
Frogs and Toads
Cannibal Crickets
Young Ants in the Kitchen
Mating Slows Down Prairie Dogs
Making Sense of Scents
Flower family knows its roots
The chemistry of sleeplessness
Chemistry and Materials
A Butterfly's Electric Glow
Bandages that could bite back
Mother-of-Pearl on Ice
A New Look at Saturn's rings
Electronic Paper Turns a Page
Supersonic Splash
Dinosaurs and Fossils
Have shell, will travel
A Dino King's Ancestor
Fingerprinting Fossils
E Learning Jamaica
Results of GSAT are in schools this week
2014 GSAT Results for Jamaican Kids
E Learning in Jamaica WIN PRIZES and try our Fun Animated Games
Island of Hope
Earth Rocks On
A Global Warming Flap
A 'Book' on Every Living Thing
Little Bits of Trouble
Where rivers run uphill
Finding the Past
A Plankhouse Past
A Big Discovery about Little People
The Taming of the Cat
Tiger Sharks
Food and Nutrition
Packing Fat
Chew for Health
The Color of Health
GSAT English Rules
Problems with Prepositions
Subject and Verb Agreement
GSAT Exam Preparation Jamaica
42,000 students will sit for the GSAT Exam in two weeks
2014 GSAT Results for Jamaican Kids
Preparing for the GSAT Exam
GSAT Exams Jamaica Scholarships
GSAT Scholarship
GSAT Exam Preparation
42,000 students will sit for the GSAT Exam in two weeks
GSAT Mathematics
Math Naturals
10 Common Mistakes When Preparing for the GSAT Math Test
Deep-space dancers
Human Body
Running with Sneaker Science
Hear, Hear
A Long Trek to Asia
Horseshoe Crabs
German Shepherds
Tasmanian Devil
Raise a Lifelong Reader by Reading Aloud
What Not to Say to Emerging Readers
Expert report highlights the importance to parents of reading to children!
Einstein's Skateboard
Hold on to your stars, ladies and gentlemen
The Particle Zoo
Surprise Visitor
Bright Blooms That Glow
Flower family knows its roots
Sea Turtles
Black Mamba
Boa Constrictors
Space and Astronomy
Saturn's Spongy Moon
Melting Snow on Mars
A Great Ball of Fire
Technology and Engineering
Searching for Alien Life
Young Scientists Take Flight
Slip Sliming Away
The Parts of Speech
What is a Verb?
What is a Preposition?
What is a Noun
Flying the Hyper Skies
Troubles with Hubble
How to Fly Like a Bat
Earth's Poles in Peril
The solar system's biggest junkyard
Catching Some Rays
Add your Article


Vipera aspis is a moderate-sized snake, growing to an adult length of between 70 to 90 centimeters, with a relatively thick body. Males are normally larger than females. The snake is distinguished by its broad triangular head, delineated from the body by a covering of small scales, and by its vertical pupils. The dorsal markings vary between individuals and sub-species but in general take the form of a dark brown or black zigzag. This species is viviparous. When threatened, it will hiss and make small forward jerking motions with its head. Vipera asps can be found throughout many countries north of the Mediterranean, particularly France, Andorra, northeastern Spain, extreme southwestern Germany, Italy, Switzerland and northwestern Slovenia. It is particularly common at moderate altitudes within the Alps and Pyrenees. It favors warm, dry environments such as south-facing rocky surfaces and river banks exposed to the sun. However, it is also to be found in marshy areas or woodlands. Like all members of the Viperidae, Vipera aspis is venomous, armed with poison glands connected to curved fangs which enable it to inject venom deeply into the tissues of its prey, which typically comprises small mammals or fledgling birds. At rest the fangs lie towards the back in folds of skin within the mouth. The venom contains a hemotoxin which causes cardiac arrest in the victim.


Designed and Powered by™