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Emerald Tree Boa

Corallus caninus

Description:

Emerald tree boas are a medium sized Boid native to South America. This species goes through ontogenetic color change starting out their lives as red or orange neonates and eventually turning to the emerald green color as adults. These snakes probably have some of the longest and largest teeth in the non-venomous snake world. C. caninus are nocturnal and bear live young.

Habitat:

The rainforests of South America living an arboreal lifestyle.

Notes:

The specimen pictured is one that was being kept at the Edisto Island Serpentarium.

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LD50 Photography
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LD50 Photography

South Carolina, USA

Spotted on Jul 22, 2012
Submitted on Jul 22, 2012

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