The family Viperidae includes adders, pit vipers (like rattlesnakes, cottonmouths and copperheads), the Gaboon viper, green vipers and horned vipers. All vipers are venomous and have long, hinged fangs.
Also to know is, what is the difference between snake and viper?
As nouns the difference between snake and viper is that snake is a legless reptile of the sub-order serpentes with a long, thin body and a fork-shaped tongue while viper is a poisonous snake in the family viperidae.
Similarly, can you eat a viper snake?
Any snake is technically edible, but as Rabrrita points out, when you eat a snake you are also eating whatever the snake ate. I have no problem eating rattlers or other pit vipers, because they dine almost exclusively on warm-blooded prey like mammals and (occasionally) birds.
Can a viper snake kill you?
The saw-scaled viper (Echis carinatus) may be the deadliest of all snakes, since scientists believe it to be responsible for more human deaths than all other snake species combined. Its venom, however, is lethal in less than 10 percent of untreated victims, but the snake's aggressiveness means it bites early and often.
Will a snake die if you cut it in half?
If you cut off that much of a snake you removed it's cloaca, so for that reason, amongst others, it'll die. Unfortunately due to their slower metabolism it may live with the injury slightly longer, and I do mean slightly, but it will surely be dead very soon.