[Poisonoussnakes Stock Photography] [Snakes] [Reptilesandamphibians] [Animals] [Stock] [Stockpix.com] [poisonouss] [Prior] [Next] [Stock List] []

Contact us at
(541) 266-0436 Ph./Fax

Bushmaster - - (Lachesis muta)

Photography from Stockpix.com

Image # 2749

Bushmaster specimen being weighed in the field

This seven foot long Bushmaster was killed by settlers clearing virgin rainforest in the Choco rainforest and was given to members of a scientific expedition. This dead specimen is being weighed by Francisco Sarnosa, an Ecuadorean hired as a field technician by the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadeliphia. After weighing, the Bushmaster was injected with formalin and is the first specimen of this species preserved in the Museo Ecuatoriano de Ciencias Naturales (Ecuatorial Natural Science Museum) in Quito, Ecuador. Bushmasters are the largest venomous snake in the Western Hemisphere reaching 12 feet in length. Human victims of Bushmaster bites suffer greater than 50% mortality even with antivenom treatment. This makes Bushmasters one of the most dangerous snakes on Earth. Bushmasters can be aggressive, and victims often sucumb within minutes of the bite.

Lachesis muta, Bushmaster Stock

Prints Available

Stock Photography Copyright 2017 Steven Holt/Stockpix.com, All Rights Reserved

[Poisonoussnakes Stock Photography] [Snakes] [Reptilesandamphibians] [Animals] [Stock] [Stockpix.com] [poisonouss] [Prior] [Next] [Stock List] []

Stockpix Stock Photography Home Page
   Linked Stock List
   Client List
   Price Quote
   Book and Card Store
   New Photography Galleries
      Environmental Issues
         Forest Issues
         Introduced Alien Species
         Frog Malformations

         Water Issues And Drought
      Human Endeavors
         Alternative Building
         Sports And Boating
         Fresh Water
      Political And Social Issues
         New Carissa Grounding/oil Spill
         Dignity Village Homeless Encampment And Homelessne
         New Guinea
         New Zealand
         United States

OR Search Powells Books

return to Aigrette Stock Photography stock side homepage

Aigrette Stockpix.com
93559 Easy Creek Ln.
Coos Bay, OR 97420

(541) 266-0436 Ph./Fax

All photographs, text and coding on this site are Copyright Steven Holt/Stockpix.com, all rights reserved.

Photobuyers: E-mail or call us with your image requests and we'll be happy to search our files for you and prepare a lightbox or web page for your review. We're also willing to discuss your specific project needs and do work with small organizations and individuals.

This page last modified on March 18, 2017