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The Peruvian Vipertooth was a copper-coloured dragon native to eastern and north-eastern Peru.[1]

History

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The egg of the Peruvian Vipertooth

In the late 19th century, Vipertooth numbers once went on an alarming increase and became a serious threat to wizards and Muggles alike. The International Confederation of Wizards was forced to send an extermination squad in to reduce the Vipertooth population.[1]

The Dragonologist Harvey Ridgebit was the first person to catch a Peruvian Vipertooth.[2]

The disease Dragon Pox was originally contracted by wizards working closely with Peruvian Vipertooths, before becoming a widespread wizarding disease.[3]

Description and traits

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A Peruvian Vipertooth in flight

Its scales were smooth and copper-coloured with black ridge-markings and short horns on its head. Like the Norwegian Ridgeback, its fangs were venomous. It was the smallest and fastest known breed of dragon, about fifteen feet (five metres) long and able to conceal itself well from Muggles.[1]

The Vipertooth fed mainly on goats and cows, but was notorious for its particular craving for humans.[1]

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