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Brown Vine Snake

Oxybelis aeneus


A very slender brown snake with a white underside. and a dark line separating the dark and light colored sections that runs right through it's eye. When threatened it will open it's mouth wide revealing their dark blue throat in an attempt to intimidate.


Commonly found in the branches of bushes and small trees, where it's long slender body is barely noticeable among the vines and branches.


Well, this Brown Vine Snake (Oxybelis brevirostris) is making a snack of an anole that was probably at a disadvantage because it was shedding. You can see the shedding skin still sticking to it's head, and probably impairing it's vision. These snakes are mildly venomous and their fangs are in the back of their mouth, which is bad news for the anole but makes them relatively harmless to humans.

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SG in CR
SG in CR 8 years ago

Thanks for commenting António.

Beautiful spotting Sigg,in the rigth timing,congrats and thanks for sharing

SG in CR
SG in CR 8 years ago

Thanks Ashley

AshleyT 8 years ago

Great series!

SG in CR
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SG in CR

Alajuela, Costa Rica

Spotted on Jul 20, 2014
Submitted on Sep 22, 2014

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