Agkistrodon piscivorus is a venomous snake, a species of pit viper, found in the southeastern United States. Adults are large and capable of delivering a painful and potentially fatal bite. When antagonized, they will stand their ground by coiling their bodies and displaying their fangs. Although their aggression has been exaggerated, individuals may bite when feeling threatened or being handled. This is the world's only semiaquatic viper, usually found in or near water, particularly in slow-moving and shallow lakes, streams, and marshes. The snake is a strong swimmer and will even enter the sea. It has successfully colonized islands off both the Atlantic and Gulf coasts.
The generic name is derived from the Greek words ancistro (hooked) and odon (tooth), and the specific name comes from the Latinpiscis (fish) and voro (to eat); thus, the scientific name translates into “hooked-tooth fish-eater”. Common names include variants on water moccasin, swamp moccasin, black moccasin, cottonmouth, gapper, or simply viper. Many of the common names refer to the threat display, where this species will often stand its ground and gape at an intruder, exposing the white lining of its mouth. Three subspecies are currently recognized, including the nominate subspecies described here. Its diet consists mainly of fish and frogs but is otherwise highly varied and, uniquely, has even been reported to include carrion.
The song is not about the African country, but rather about two people who cannot get along with each other, leaving them to want to be rid of each other and as distant as possible. Musically, the song opens with a Caribbean drum beat while an African-style tribe is heard chanting "Congo the Congo", before the song launches into a darker guitar-driven melody. The album version features an alternative synthesizer ending that fades out, while the single version has an earlier fade-out that excludes the ending.
The music video, directed by Howard Greenhalgh, features industrialised imagery, with the band playing in a heavily guarded shipyard manned with slave labour. Massive water cannons are used to control uprisings, and the band is doused with water quite often throughout the video. The video was shot at the Mediterranean Film Studios in Malta.
During the evacuation of Chinese personnel in Sudan, the guided-missile destroyer Nanning and the comprehensive supply ship Weishanhu successfully transferred more than 1,000 Chinese and foreign people.
Uganda has begun restoring a branch of a century-old, British-built railway line that is expected to cut the cost of shipping goods to the country’s north, South Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo, a railway spokesperson said ... northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
KAMPALA, Aug 4 (Reuters) - Uganda has begun restoring a branch of a century-old, British-built railway line that is expected to cut the cost of shipping goods to the country's north, South Sudan and Democratic Republic of Congo, a railway spokesperson said ...Republic of Congo.
The line will cut the cost of shipping goods to the country’s north, South Sudan and Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a railway spokesperson said on Friday ...Ugandan officials hope the restored rail line will replace trucks shipping goods to both South Sudan and DRC ... .
“Crew trapped in safe room after pirates attack ship” was the headline, describing the storming of a boat off the Congolese port of Pointe Noire and referring to the Gulf of Guinea as the world’s most dangerous shipping route ... The SH Vega is a boutique ship, with just over 100 passengers onboard ... The glitziest new cruise ship in the ocean.
Six crew members of a Danish oil tanker kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Congo have been rescued, according to the ship’s owner. When pirates attacked the Liberian-flagged Monjasa Reformer on March 25, it had 16 seafarers on board ... said Anders Ostergaard, Monjasa CEO ... ....
Six crew members kidnapped by pirates last month from a Danish oil tanker off the Republic of Congo have been rescued in Nigeria, the ship’s owner says ... The shipping company had previously said it had lost contact with the crew after pirates boarded the ship.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Six crew members of a Liberian-flagged tanker held hostage for more than a month by pirates in West Africa have been freed, the Danish shipping company that owns the vessel said Monday. On March 25, pirates boarded the Monjasa Reformer southwest of Port Pointe-Noire, Congo.
Copenhagen, May 8 (UrduPoint / PakistanPointNews - 8th May, 2023 ) .Six crew members kidnapped by pirates last month from a Danish oil tanker off Congo have been rescued from Nigeria, the ship's owner said Monday ... Monjasa had previously said it had lost contact with the crew after pirates boarded the ship.