Snakes have a pretty bad rep. Largely misunderstood, feared in folklore and all too often the victims of mottos like "the only good snake is a dead one", these slithering serpents typically arouse terror rather than curiosity. So we were delighted that Rob Muir, a resident of Pietermaritzburg, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, falls into the latter category. After spotting a brown house snake making a meal of a blue-headed lizard outside his home, he opted to reach for a camera instead of turning tail.

The result is an awesome photo sequence that shows the fascinating event in all its reptilian glory. Click on the image to view the full gallery.

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