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The Rhinoceros viper (Bitis nasicornis)In Browning’s version, the Pied Piper boasted to the town committee that he could expel pests such as vipers with his pipe. Snakes are symbolic in many stories, usually as being villainous. Probably the most famous depiction is the serpent in the Garden of Eden, from the Bible.Image: Mark Laita

Rhinoceros viper (Bitis nasicornis) is a venomous viper species found in the forests of West and Central Africa. A big viper, it is known for its striking color pattern and has a distinctive set of two or three horn-like scales on the end of the nose, the

photos by Mark Laita, for the book 'Serpentine,' a collection of gorgeously lit snakes on a black background.

photos by Mark Laita, for the book 'Serpentine,' a collection of gorgeously lit snakes on a black background. I'm not a fan of snakes but Wow I can appreciate the beauty of color , texture and patterns.