16th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
The beach guard

This very small snake is Bibilava lateralis. Her latin genus name "bibi-lava" literally means in Malagasy "animal-long", it's probably a wink ! Like all the others malagasy snakes this one is harmless to humans. He lives along the rivers.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2017
Date Uploaded: 11.2018
Photo Location: Madagascar
Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
Copyright: © Vincent Romera