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Fer-de-lance

Bothrops asper

Description:

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

Habitat:

Both Atlantic and Pacific slopes, at elevations below 1500 metres

Notes:

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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2 Comments

PieterHartog
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:
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/1589...

PieterHartog
Spotted by
PieterHartog

Puntarenas, Costa Rica

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

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