Giant Hognose Snake Leioheterodon madagascariensis
Ankarafantsika, Madagascar
November 2016

The Giant Hognose Snake is endemic to Madagascar where it is distributed throughout most of the island. See the distribution map at IUCN.

It reaches up to 1.8 metres in length and feed on reptiles, frogs, birds, eggs and even small mammals which they hunt for in the foliage on the forest floor. They normally kill with a simple bite but can use venom which is not particularly harmful to humans.

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