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Bothrops asper


Venomous and agressive if cornered in, this snake makes up for most snake bites in Costa Rica. Known locally as "terciopelo".


Both Atlantic and Pacific slopes, at elevations below 1500 metres


Spotted this one on a jungle hike - while it normally may hide under dry leaves, this one was right in front at me at a trail - which was the very reason I spotted it.

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PieterHartog 5 years ago

Just did - also added the mussurana to the mission

Wow, what a great spotting! Great photos! It would be great if you added the spotting to the "Reptiles of Costa Rica" mission:

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Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jan 4, 2012
Submitted on Jan 11, 2015

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