Anilius s. scytale
These are highly colorful snakes in the Aniliidae family. Although they only have two colors, those colors can vary. The black rings are always black, but the normally red bands can be bright red to dull orange. The longest one I have encountered was 106 cm. Most are somewhat smaller, 50-75 cm. They are ovovivíparos.
These are normally considered to eat fish however I did witness one in the process of eating another smaller snake. As fish eaters they are found in and around water. These are found in the Amazon rainforest of SE Ecuador.
Striking snakes (no pun intended) with bright colors, graceful in water.
Lat: -2.15, Long: -77.69
Spotted on Mar 30, 2017
Submitted on Feb 3, 2019
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