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Fer-de-Lance, Terciopelo

Bothrops asper


A venomous viper that is responsible for the vast majority of snake bites needing medical attention here in northern Costa Rica. They have a reputation for aggressive behavior. This was a relatively small one maybe 50-60cm long.


Found near a storage shed in an orange grove.

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1 Comment

bayucca 7 years ago

They are also dangerous in the south ;-)...

SG in CR
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Alajuela, Costa Rica

Spotted on Aug 5, 2013
Submitted on May 13, 2014

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