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9 of the world's most bizarre snakes

By: Bryan Nelson on Sept. 26, 2014, 9:21 a.m.
Langaha madagascariensis

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Langaha madagascariensis

This bizarre-looking snake, also known as the Malagasy leaf-nosed snake, is an arboreal species endemic to Madagascar. Their strange nasal appendage (pointy in the male, leaf-shaped in the female) may help them blend in with vines and branches or sight their prey, which they ambush. No one knows for sure. They are poisonous but not aggressive. Their bites are extremely painful but not life-threatening.