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Eyelash Pit Viper

Bothriechis schlegelii

Description:

a small but venomous snake, over a dozen different colour varieties occur in Costa Rica, this yellow version is called oropel

Habitat:

lowland rainforest

Notes:

I spotted this along a path at the La Selva Biological Station. It stayed in the same spot, at least during the day, for 3 days.

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6 Comments

Ingrid3
Ingrid3 2 weeks ago

AMAZING! creature!

Samuel Vaca Alba
Samuel Vaca Alba a month ago

It's incredible.

dandoucette
dandoucette a month ago

Thanks Neil!

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a month ago

Nice one, Dan. Such a beautiful snake. I particularly like the 2nd photo... but they are all amazing!

dandoucette
dandoucette a month ago

Thanks Michael!

MichaelS
MichaelS a month ago

Incredible spotting, Dan!

dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Heredia, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jan 5, 2021
Submitted on Feb 12, 2021

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