White-Lipped Pit Viper

I killed one of these guys trying to come into our yard the other day. I was sitting outside in the evening reading a book. I got up to go inside, and I saw this guy coiled around the back gate. I pushed him out with a stick. I walked around the back with a shovel and cut him up into four pieces. Even after his head was cut off he was biting at the shovel. He wasn’t very big, but still creepy. This kind of snake is venomous, but the bites are rarely fatal. He’s called a White-Lipped Pit Viper.