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It would be interesting to find out if the hamadryad is afraid to prey on all pitvipers, and also whether it will prey on its small relative, the true cobrafor it may well be that, even if not immune to the viper poison, it is immune to the poison of its close ally, the smaller cobra.
Moreover, even between these two allied genera of pitvipers, the differences in the action of the poison are sufficiently marked to be easily recognizable, and to render the most effective anti-venomous serum for each slightly different from the other.
Mexican soldiers stand guard in front of a forensic lab where the bodies of three soldiers are held in Cancun, Mexico, Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2009. opoides is a genus of venomous pitvipers found in Mexico and Central