MembersIsrael’s National Snake

One wouldn’t expect a country officially choosing its “national snake” to make headlines, especially in the international media.

By Yossi Aloni | | Topics: IN BRIEF
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But Israel’s always different. The Society for the Protection of Nature in Israel and the Israel Parks Authority recently awarded the title to the Palestine viper (Daboia palaestinae). Our readers can likely already spot the problem in the name.

Vipers are poisonous snakes. On average, there are 300 Palestine viper bites treated each year in Israel. These could be deadly, but Israel has developed an antidote that is readily available. Israel already has a...

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