Man with Python
Originally uploaded by Jonathan Marks.
Yes, fell for a tourist trap shot in Ouidah, on the coast near Cotonou. Got the 8 minute tour of the Python temple where I was told the locals worship the Python. These have had their fangs removed. They don't feed them in the temple, so the snakes make their way into town looking for food (like maize). Locals bring them back. They don't bite...feels cold cause they're cold blooded.