Rhinoceros viper (Bitis nasicornis) is a venomous viper species found in the forests of West and Central Africa. A big viper, it is known for its striking color pattern and has a distinctive set of two or three horn-like scales on the end of the nose, the front pair of which may be quite long. Large and stout, it ranges in total length (body + tail) from 72 to 107 cm.
(Photo: Ecologia Montenegrina) A herpetologist in Macedonia found this unusual scene on Golem Grad. They suspect that a female nose-horned viper tried to eat a centipede. It got the centipede down its throat, but the centipede fought back, eventually killing the snake. Then the centipede began to eat its way out of the snake. The centipede almost succeeded, breaking free from the snake's body, when the snake's venom finally killed it.