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Eboni Keel-backed Snake

Chironius grandisquamis

Description:

A non venomous snake from the neotropics lowlands this particular individual is about 1.5 meters, seen in the forest floor looking for food, usually small vertebrates, lizards bird, rodents, it is easy to recognize because of it very large eye, with rounded pupil, and of course the non cylindrical shape along the body,(shows a keel-like back)

Habitat:

Rainforest Central and South America

Notes:

Even that is considered common , this is just my third time seen this kind of snake.

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Ornithoptera80
Ornithoptera80 9 months ago

nice series Jonathan.love the first picture(:

Jonathan Sequeira
Jonathan Sequeira 9 months ago

Thanks for your comment, always a pleasure to share in our project

Tukup
Tukup 9 months ago

Nice series Jonathan. We don't have that particular species in the Ecuadorian jungle, but have several others of the Chironius family. Beautiful snakes. Thanks for sharing.

Jonathan Sequeira
Spotted by
Jonathan Sequeira

Provincia Alajuela, Costa Rica

Spotted on Oct 5, 2019
Submitted on Oct 8, 2019

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