Goodness, you take the best photos of snakes. That's such a wicked cool. Ophiolatreia is the worship of snakes right? I haven't read Anaconda yet, but I'll have to find a copy soon; that quote is very intriguing.
Es fascinante y muy poetico en cierto modo, adoro como tiene esa capacidad de contar la muerte como algo pacifico y tranquilo como se puede leer en "El hombre muerto" que sin lugar a dudas es mi cuento favorito n_n
I didn't read "El hombre muerto" so far; unfortunately it is very hard to get some german translated copies of his stories here (i was happy enough that i could get my hands on some collected short stories like "El loro pelado", "Anaconda" and others) but i will definitely read it; it just sounds like my kind of story - and as i said, i'm simply fascinated by what i already read from Quiroga. It is a shame that he is so unknown here (in Germany).