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Old 11-24-17, 07:31 AM   #7 (permalink)
Albert Clark
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Re: I'm looking for a snake with these characteristics.

I believe they (cape house snakes) are considered in the group of Colubridae that are rear fanged. The fangs aren't fangs as such in viperidae and other venomous snakes. They are more of enlarged stationary teeth that are unhinged but contain hollow grooves where the neurotoxin flows through. They have to really chew when they bite to stimulate the duvernoy's gland to transfer the neurotoxin into their prey. Several groups of colubrids fall into this category of vestigial rear fangs or more appropriately enlarged rear teeth.
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