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Halloween snake

Urotheca euryzona


This non-venomous snake is thought to be a coral snake mimic, and feeds primarily on frogs.


Central highlands, in a neighborhood surrounded by forests.


This snake was spotted at night, chasing after a frog in a flooded ditch. My instinct said "don't touch!" so I quickly had my local host identify it for me. This species can drop parts of its tail if molested by predators. Also known as "ringed glasstail."

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Aaron_G 6 years ago

I believe that's the common name assigned to it by my Panamanian contact. A casual Web search quickly produces this common name several times on different sites. It's a coral snake mimic and I definitely need to get more info listed.

Curator of Good
Curator of Good 6 years ago


Kiara Robinson
Kiara Robinson 6 years ago

Is it really called Halloween snake? 😳

KarenL 6 years ago

Lovely! A new one for me too!

alicelongmartin 6 years ago

I have never heard of one before! Cool!


Lat: 8.60, Long: -80.13

Spotted on Jun 7, 2007
Submitted on Jan 7, 2012

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