area striata
Eyelash pit viper (Bothriechis schlegelii)

Eyelash pit viper (Bothriechis schlegelii)

On a guided tour in the jungles near Tortuguero we met a couple of exemplars of this snake. From its habitat, the tropical rain forests, it advances into bordering plantations. Although their prey mainly consists of small animals like frogs, birds and mice the poison of this snake can be dangerous for humans. The photo was taken in the jungle of Tortuguero national park.

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(c) Frieder Edelhäuser 2005