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Caninana

Spilotes pullatus

Notes:

This guy had approximately 3 m in length. Despite the aggressive appearance, is a non-venomous snake. The volume near the head is not due to an animal swallowed. It is an intimidating attitude of snake, which felt threatened. It swells the air chatting to appear larger and more aggressive. Spoted on Serra da Canastra National Park, Minas Gerais, Brazil.



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8 Comments

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 8 years ago

Great information!

Kassius Santos
Kassius Santos 8 years ago

Ok Asergio!

Kassius Santos
Kassius Santos 8 years ago

Thanks Ctsetan!

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Sorry, I didn't know that. Thank you for explain. :-)

ChimeTsetan
ChimeTsetan 8 years ago

lateral flattening of its neck is common way of showing that it is pissed off. :) trinket snakes and other rat snakes does the same thing... nice spotting kassius.. :)

Kassius Santos
Kassius Santos 8 years ago

No Asergio, I saw this snake when was still relaxed. With my approach the snake began to erect and to inflate the crop. I know well that species and this is a typical behavior of defense of them.

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 8 years ago

Caninanas are among the most beautifull snakes in the world. This one has just swallowed something, since it's throat is distended, which is not normal.

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 8 years ago

Wow, what an impressive creature!

Kassius Santos
Spotted by
Kassius Santos

São Roque de Minas, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Lat: -20.13, Long: -46.65

Spotted on Feb 19, 2010
Submitted on Oct 19, 2011

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