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do snakes give live birth?

Discussion in 'Help *General*' started by bill87109, Oct 4, 2005.

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  1. bill87109

    bill87109 New Member

    can anyone please tell me do snakes..pit vipers specifically....give live birth? please help settle a disagreement. thank you

  2. goldrockin_froggie

    goldrockin_froggie Well Established Member

    u can look it up oon the internet for the answer and i don't know lol what a help i am
  3. kenman1963

    kenman1963 Moderator

    I know that blacktail rattlesnakes give live birth,,,not sure if that applies to all vipers, or just new world vipers or just some species. Any "HOT" experts on tonite ??
  4. venus

    venus Founding Member

    The majority of Crotalidae give live birth, although some 'primitive' Crotalids lay eggs.
  5. furryscaly

    furryscaly Elite Member

    Some snakes give live birth, others lay eggs. The same is true for pit vipers, some do, some don't. MOST pit vipers give live birth though.
  6. geckoguykc

    geckoguykc Elite Member

    the Diamond Backs around the oil field here give live birth
  7. kenman1963

    kenman1963 Moderator

    The only "new world" viper I could find that lays eggs is the Bushmaster from South America, all other viper from the Americas are live bearing. There are a few "old world" viper that lay eggs such as the Carpet Viper from Africa, the Sahara Horned Viper and the Malayan pit viper. So the only way to settle your disagreement is to flip a coin. But it is safe to say that "most" vipers bear live neonates.
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