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The Fer de Lance in one of the biggest venomous snakes form the new tropics, it is found from the lowlands of Mexico to the northern part of south america. This individual is a juvenile females of about 40 cm long, and somehow manage to hunt a small common tody flycatcher.
Rainforest lowlands, farms and garden close to the forest
Juvenile Fer d Lance ( Terciopelo) eating a common tiririji. Todirostrum cinereum Observed in La Selva Biological Station, Sarapiquí. May 2 2019. close to the students dining room. There was a group of several birds with the typical behavior when a predator is near and when checking carefully, I saw the snake and at one side, the bird already dead; the individual is a male of Todirostrum cinereum, the female fluttered near the snake in the hope to move it away...
Spotted on May 4, 2019
Submitted on May 4, 2019
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