Most of the snakes on the Kenyan coast are shy and attack only in self-defence. But they do include black mambas, grass snakes (known as Kenyan spaghetti in Italian-influenced Malindi) and even deadly twig snakes, for which there is no antivenin.
Snakes with horizontal patterns are generally more deadly than those with patterns that stretch lengthways along their bodies.
When poured into a glass, cobra venom looks remarkably like Tusker beer. Do not confuse the two.
After a sexual encounter, some female snakes have the lucky option of storing sperm for up to three years until they're ready for motherhood.
If you're bitten by a snake, whip out your camera before you rush to hospital or call the guys at Bio-Ken Snake Farm. Identifying the snake will speed treatment. Oh, and don't panic or try to calm your nerves with a stiff drink: both adrenalin and alcohol will worsen your painful symptoms.