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Living Hazards Database

Desert Black Snake
Walterinnesia aegyptia
or "Desert Cobra"
Androctonus crassicauda
caught living in sand bags bunker
near Air Force Base Kirkuk, Iraq
Rare Eryx Sand Boa
Eryx jaculus familiaris

The Living Hazards Database (LHD) is a compilation of more than 500 species worldwide, which are reported to cause serious injury or death of humans. The LHD is intended to provide a concise, practical information source for use by medical, paramedical, first-responder personnel and medical planners supporting U.S. military personnel.  Information on each species listed includes: description, habitat, behavior, known harmful effects, geographic distribution, taxonomy, and a representative image for most species. 

For information about antivenom products, producers or sources, you can go to:, then search by the scientific name (genus and species) of the snake, spider, or scorpion.

DoD Users: If you need need additional information on venomous animals and plants contact the Information Services Division (ISD).
COM:(301) 295-7476
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