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Snake talk..

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Which venomous snake has a unique capability of controlling the amount of venom to be injected while biting?
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Agreed. The Pacific Coast Rattler is renowned for its "dry strikes." Many people, although I don't know stats, are taken to the ER for bites from these guys that end up being dry. (no venom). On that note, all species of rattlesnakes have the ability to do this...and actually do strike dry very frequently. As I said before, and I apologize for sounding like I'm arguing, but ALL snakes have the ability to limit the amount during envenomation.

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Actually, most all venomous snakes can control the amount of venom expended. When biting, they can size up their prey to see what amount of energy will be spent capturing it. If it's a small rodent, or lizard, then they will probably just bite and hold on. Other, larger items will be struck pretty hard.

Usually, hatchlings (baby snakes) are the only type of snakes that cannot control the amount of venom they expel.

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The correct answer for this question is VIPER snake.

Only the viper snake has the most effective control while releasing his venom, on the prey, or the target. In fact it can also control whether it wants one fang or two.

It is a terribly deadly snake, and highly poisonous.

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Well Creamd86 may be you are right in a way but as far as my source of information is concerned, its not rattler.. I dint get much info on this in the web also. So, hoping that your answer is correct and i cant even align on a single source of information. So may be you are tru. :)

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I am sure that it is Rattlesnakes that can control the amount of venom injected when biting.

Generally they deliver a full dose of venom when they are attempting to kill the pray but when they are supposed to threaten or when they are biting for only defense.

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Evn i thought the same thing but recently i was watching a program called "Nat geo wild" in NGC. Only then i came to know there is only one poisonous snake in the world that has an ability to control the amount of venom to be expelled from its tooth..

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C

I think I saw the show you are referring to, and while I am fairly positive that all snakes can regulate, to some degree, the amount of venom they release, would the rattlesnakes be the species you're referring to?

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Kinda lost......what species of viper are you referring to.....?

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Well, its not a Viper snake

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Nice try but not exactly..

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