Russell’s Viper has litter of 36
Mumbai: A Russell’s Viper snake caught from Baramati and held for its venom has given birth to 36 offspring at Haffkine Institute in Parel last week . The snake gave birth , a top official of the institute said on Friday. The litter range of this species is about 20-30 at a time, said Nishigandha Naik, director of the institute. “The snake was brought on July 1and and delivered 36 hatchlings on July 5. The snake giving birth to offspring in excess means it has been handled and fed well,” Naik said.