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Old June 04, 2010, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by AngelicaDeAlquezar View Post
"vÝbora" (poisonous ones)
I am sorry if I have misinterpreted this statement, but you may have made a mistake that is common even among native English speakers. A poisonous snake would be one that was dangerous to, for example, touch or eat, because it would secrete a toxin onto its body in some fashion, or perhaps inside its body, to make it inedible. A venomous snake, on the other hand, would be one which carried the toxin in a sac which was distributed through the fangs (or some other method such as spitting) to the prey.

So, I believe you may have meant venomous instead of poisonous, since I know of no poisonous snakes (only venomous ones). I hope I have helped.
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