One night, trekking through the humid rainforests of the Ecuadorian Amazon I reached to steady myself on a treetrunk and was nearly startled out of my wits when it came alive.
I had a moment to gather myself. It's not poisonous, it's not poisonous were the thoughts running through my head as I approached the snake. As it opened it's mouth in defensive gaping I felt my resolve weaken. As I approached it lunged mouth agape just as I hit the shutter.