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Golden-eyed Parrot Snake

Leptophis depressirostris


Two-toned green snake with yellow-rimmed, black eyes. Red tongue.


This snake was spotted with its head popping out of a bush on the side of the main road, just south of Puerto Viejo.


Another person traveling with me touched a branch on the far side of the bush and the snake popped very far out of the bush - no idea how long it really was, though.

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Leptophis sp (ahaetulla) posible

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Sumukha Javagal
Sumukha Javagal 11 years ago

Fantastic series..!

Josh Asel
Josh Asel 11 years ago

Nice series and gorgeous creature.

Harsha Singh
Harsha Singh 11 years ago

Lovely snake!

Curator of Good
Curator of Good 11 years ago

Thanks. The best part was, since I was holding the camera, getting to coax someone else to shake a branch to get the snake to move in the video - he moved very fast.

pmbagga 11 years ago

Great spotting.

Curator of Good
Curator of Good 11 years ago

Wow, I can't believe I totally forgot I had a video of this guy to post as well. Here it is.

Saarbrigger 11 years ago

Great serie.

bbprevas 11 years ago

good find

Captain Nature
Captain Nature 11 years ago

Great spotting

Jonathan Sequeira
Jonathan Sequeira 11 years ago


Curator of Good
Curator of Good 11 years ago

I think you're right Jonathan - thanks for the help!

Jonathan Sequeira
Jonathan Sequeira 11 years ago

Check on L depressirostris

Jonathan Sequeira
Jonathan Sequeira 11 years ago

This is another Leptophis sp

Jonathan Sequeira
Jonathan Sequeira 11 years ago

For sure not an eyelash viper, Great picture...

Curator of Good
Curator of Good 11 years ago

Thanks everyone for the comments.

I'll keep asking locals if they might know what kind of snake I can find in the bushes, but it seems like most things I've come across here in Costa Rica that have a name, have a local name - not one you can look up in Wikipedia or elsewhere online.

Beautiful series !!!!!!!!! anazing color.

alicelongmartin 11 years ago

Blends so well, it makes me uncomfortable about walking through deep brush!

ChunXingWong 11 years ago

Nice camouflage.
Looking forward for this becoming a SOTD.

ChimeTsetan 11 years ago

not an eyelash viper. looks like some kind of vine snake or tree snake.
Looks very cute with nice coloration. the bluish head. is it the normal color?

Ha Truong
Ha Truong 11 years ago

Great spotting!!!

ScottHarte 11 years ago

Lovely snake, not an eye lash viper though

Curator of Good
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Curator of Good

Limón, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jun 30, 2012
Submitted on Jul 12, 2012

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