9Malagasy Leaf-Nosed SnakesMatt Weber: October 06, 2013 | 52,480 views
Few snakes in the world are as unusual as Malagasy Leaf-Nosed Snakes. These incredible snakes are often found hanging from trees in Madagascar. These snakes have unique leaf like noses because of bizarre nasal appendages protruding from their faces. Males and females are easily distinguished because the nasal protrusions of females are more elaborate and serrated, while the males have longer, pointier appendages.
It's a dog! It's a cat! No, wait! It's a.... Fossa? Yep, that's right. Until recently, fossas were believed to be felines, but they’re actually members of the mongoose family. With doglike snouts and catlike bodies, it's easy to see how they were believed to be felines. From snout to tip of the tail, Fossas have been known to reach up to 6.5 feet!
Unfortunately, humans have caused Fossas to become nearly extinct. They are often killed for attacking other livestock, and humans have also killed nearly 90 percent of the Fossas natural habitat.