Madagascan people are generally afraid of snakes. There are no dangerous snakes in the island, and those that are slightly venomous are back fanged and pose no risk to humans. This particular two metre snake caused some consternation amongst the staff when it slithered across the floor of the hotel restaurant. The closest relative of this snake lives in the Brazilian rain forest.
Location: Ifaty, South-west Madagascar
Photographer: John Whittles