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Eyelash Pit Viper

Bothriechis schlegelii

Description:

Smallish, fiesty and venomous snake. We see them here from time to time but they're more common at lower elevations. Photo courtesy of our camera trap man, Matt Brown.

Habitat:

Cloud Forest Reserve at Santa Lucia, Pichincha, Ecuador

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9 Comments

Jolly Ibañez
Jolly Ibañez 8 years ago

Nice spotting. Well camouflaged.

kyros.v
kyros.v 9 years ago

No way, this is great...

Stian Waaler
Stian Waaler 9 years ago

Fantastic picture!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Fantastic looking snake and in a beautiful setting too. Nice picture.

SantaLuciaReserve
SantaLuciaReserve 9 years ago

Great wee snake. We could do with a snake aficionado to work out exactly what we've got in the reserve.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 9 years ago

Lovely!

SantaLuciaReserve
SantaLuciaReserve 9 years ago

You'd have to really annoy it for it to strike. It was just a treat to spot one

Sergio Monteiro
Sergio Monteiro 9 years ago

And it is almost invisible in the green forest. Chilling vision.

SantaLuciaReserve
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Nanegal, Provincia de Pichincha, Ecuador

Spotted on Nov 11, 2011
Submitted on Nov 11, 2011

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