Next up is the bucket-o-vipers, believed to be juvenile saw-scale vipers. The man brought them to the Marra Bagga Yoro looking to sell them for 20,000cfa each. Vendors told me that they are only worth about 5000cfa each ($12.00). And yes, they are alive.
Monday, January 21, 2008
Hunters go to Market
It has been a busy past couple of weeks with all sorts of people coming and going in the Marra Bagga Yoro (animal parts place). A few of the vendors have been purchasing new stock for their stall. Here are a few examples. First up are a couple of hunters that have harvested several gazelle, antelope, and Civet hides. They are trying to turn a quick buck, however the vendor who ended up buying the civet hides (5 @ 1000cfa = $12.00), got them at a steal.