VAR MS of gaboon viper (bitis gabonica; short fat snake with intricate geometric patterns) sliding across forest floor. VAR CU MS of snake (with gray eyes) curling up on dry leaves. CU of snake's large, flat head with gray eyes and vertical pupils, flicking black and pink tongue. VAR CU of snake's body with patterns, body contracting (breathing motion?); back of snake's triangular head, moving out of shot. VAR ECU of patterned skin and scales, body contracting (breathing motion?).