Amazin' Amazon Mystery Animals
Mystery Animal #6 - Answer: Bushmaster
Did this one have you stumped? The answer may not have been as plain as the nose on your face, but, as they say, the devil is in the details. Hope you flew the coop and got out of the woods before meeting the grim reaper! Each line in the bushmaster poem, like the first three lines of this paragraph, contains at least one cliché. A cliché is a short saying that is, well, as old as the hills and as stale as chewed gum, yet still commonly used. The bushmaster, a (bottomless) pit viper, on the other hand, is rarely encountered by humans; and even when it is, it rarely bites. Thank goodness, for its bite 'packs a wallop'--poison powerful enough to make it's victim 'kick the bucket.'
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