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Green parrot snake

Leptophis ahaetulla nigromarginatus


arboreal snake, between 24 and 40 inches long(this was a large one) green and yellow with a white belly and black between the green and yellow scales


he was using an old role of bird netting as his "tree" next to the lagoon. When we first saw him, he was completely in the netting, but moved out as we watched. Edge of Yasuni

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KarenSaxton 5 years ago

Thank you, Lisa. This was one of my favorites

LisaPowers 5 years ago

Congrats Karen, your inquisitive Green parrot snake has made the top 10 reptile spottings in the '2015 Best Wildlife Photo' mission! Rangers are voting on the top 10 reptile spottings, and the top 3 will be announced on February 8th. The top 3 spottings will be commented on here on the site, but make sure you keep a look out on our Facebook app page for the announcement as well! Congratulations on making the top 10!

KarenSaxton 6 years ago

Thank you, James and Nacho!

Nacho Garcia
Nacho Garcia 6 years ago

Hermosas fotos!

James McNair
James McNair 6 years ago


KarenSaxton 6 years ago

Thank you!

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 6 years ago


KarenSaxton 6 years ago

Yes, I was fortunate to get this one. Someone in our group couldn't see it, asked for clarification of where it was and when someone moved, he took off

M.A. Orendan
M.A. Orendan 6 years ago


KarenSaxton 6 years ago

Absolutely. Thank you for the kind words and the reminder!

Great spotting KarenSaxton,congrats and thanks for sharing.
Please consider adding this spotting to the 2015 Best Wildlife photo mission :

KarenSaxton 6 years ago

I love #2 as a great view of the snake as species, but I still love the what are you doing in my space look of picture #1

DanielePralong 6 years ago

Nice series and striking species!

CalebSteindel 6 years ago

awesome seris, karen! I love pic #2, it gives a marvelous view of the scales

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 6 years ago

Beautiful snake.

Spotted by

Taracoa, Orellana, Ecuador

Spotted on Dec 20, 2014
Submitted on Feb 9, 2015

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