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Brown Vine Snake

Oxybelis aeneus

Description:

A fairly large snake by my standards (~4 feet). Brown vine snakes are common on Isla Colon. While they seem aggressive, they very rarely bite. Instead of biting, the open their jaws and pretend strike. But, these snakes have rear set fangs so the snake cannot easy bite. These snakes are incredibly strong and can support the weight of their body entirely using just the tip of their tails.

Habitat:

Open savanna like habitat, found on a fallen tree.


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1 Comment

outsidegirl0
outsidegirl0 2 years ago

great job Logan, and Congrats on Spectacular SOTD!

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 2 years ago

Congratulations Logan, your Brown Vine Snake is our Spotting of the Day!

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LuckyLogan

Provincia de Bocas del Toro, Panama

Lat: 9.20, Long: -82.20

Spotted on Nov 25, 2016
Submitted on Nov 29, 2016

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