These snakes belong to a snake charmer in the Jamaa el Fna square on the edge of the medina (old city) in Marrakech, Morroco. The snakes are Egyptian cobras (Naja haje) and Puff adders (Bitis arietans), both highly venomous. The act of snake charming has been around for a long time. The skills are handed down through families and they have been making a living doing this for generations. This is a unique cultural phenomenon that can only be seen in a few places in the world and Marrakech is one of them.