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Blunt-headed tree snake

Imantodes cenchoa


This slender snake blends in well with vines and other plant material while climbing among the trees in search of prey. Their diet is comprised mainly of frogs (and their eggs) and lizards (primarily anoles).


Forested, secondary growth, and plantation areas in lowland moist and wet forests, premontane most and wet forests, rainforest, and lower montane wet and rainforests.


I got lucky and spotted this snake on a tree trunk while hiking through a forest at night. Also known as "chunk-headed snake" and "blunthead tree snake."

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lilly.henry0214 3 years ago

OMG!!!! I absolutly love this shot and this info. this will be usefull.

Aaron_G 7 years ago

Thank you for all your kind comments, rams4d. :-)

rams4d 7 years ago

Nice shot

Mona Pirih
Mona Pirih 8 years ago

Beautiful... very nice series.

Aaron_G 8 years ago

There is pretty much a 0% chance of finding this snake species in Grove, OK. I also doubt any of our hospitals could properly identify a native snake.

CrysBales 8 years ago

I think I was bitten by one of these the other day in Grove, Oklahoma. The hospital didn't know what kind of snake it was. It was a baby. I was collecting dry leaves from a tree when it bit me.

Aaron_G 9 years ago

Thanks to all of you for the kind comments. It is a definite honor to be chosen for the Spotting of the Day. Whenever I check in and poke through the images that have been posted for the day, I am overwhelmed by the amazing plants and animals you are seeing and photographing around the world. There are some top-notch photographers on this site and I often can't wait to get home from work each day so I can see your images and learn more about the natural world. Keep shooting and keep posting. I know I will!

pennymomof2 9 years ago


Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 9 years ago

Congrats Goody. What a fabulous little creature.

Maria dB
Maria dB 9 years ago


The eye indicates its venomous, but your holding it? Or maybe its just nocturnal.

DonnaPomeroy 9 years ago

Great job. Love the shot where it's shaped in a figure 8.

achmmad 9 years ago

I like the snake because they actually no aggressive. Very interesting!

ChristyHolland 9 years ago

Very neat spotting! Nice series of photos...he's pretty small!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 9 years ago

Congratulations Goody!
Wonderful series

Yasser 9 years ago

Hey Goody, this great series has earned you Spotting of the Day. Thanks for all your amazing contributions and we can't wait to see what you share next.

"The slender Blunt-headed Tree Snake blends in well with the vines and plants it climbs through in search of prey including anoles, geckos and frogs. "


LarryGraziano 9 years ago

Great info and great spotting woody!

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Las Huacas, Coclé, Panama

Spotted on Jun 6, 2007
Submitted on Jan 14, 2012

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