African Rainforest & Pygmy Peoples
Gabon viper (Bitis gabonica). With its magnificent, camouflaging markings, it is the largest viper in the world and its venomous fangs are longer than any other snake's.
"They are evil spirits, says the old man. Shadows that wander through the forest, tearing at the air with their claws and teeth. Some are men, sorcerers who take on different shapes so they can kill us and feed on our hearts..."
Luis Devin, The Forest Has You. Story of an Initiation
Italian edition: La foresta ti ha. Storia di un'iniziazione
(Castelvecchi - LIT Edizioni)