Photo category:
Sandy desert
Vertebrates specimen collection
Natural History Museum of Crete exhibition

  • Photo taken by:
    Trikali, M.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Horned viper
Scaled Reptiles
Desert ecosystem
Sandy desert diorama

Photo of a Horned viper, Cerastes cerastes which is a highly venomous sand-dwelling viper. The Horned Viper ambushes its prey covering itself with sand for camouflage. It is primarily a nocturnal animal, feeding on small mammals and lizards.