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Eyelash Viper in spider web..

Bothriechis schlegelii

Description:

Walking along a trail in tortuguero, Costa Rica; I notice something in from of me, I first saw, the web of a Nephila spider , the lavender color of the Dipterix panamensis flowers, and something moving into the spider-web... It was a viper.....

Habitat:

Rain Forest...

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11 Comments

This particular specimen was about 40 cm long, the larges I have seen is just about 1 meter.

Thanks for your appreciation

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 8 years ago

wow this is amazing
what a wonderful spotting

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 8 years ago

Now that is truly amazing! How large was the snake? What a spotting!

Thanks Mike.

MikeO'Connell
MikeO'Connell 8 years ago

Great pictures/great rescue!

Literally in the web...

p.young713
p.young713 10 years ago

Wow- How interesting!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 11 years ago

You're brave Jonathan! Great spotting and story.

Jonathan Sequeira
Jonathan Sequeira 11 years ago

that's true, actually the spider could not do much with this great catch. but the snake need of my help to leave the spider-web. I move it because it was across the main trail.

LauraMaria
LauraMaria 11 years ago

Woah... I bet that'll keep the spider going for months!! Incredible.

Jonathan Sequeira
Spotted by
Jonathan Sequeira

Limón, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jun 15, 2008
Submitted on May 10, 2011

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