Tuesday, May 25, 2010

tree boa

Another snake, but a rather different one. This is Corallus ruschenbergerii, the Central American tree boa. This is a Venezuelan shot, from the Orinoco delta and we found this guy by travelling up the river at night spotlighting. He was hanging in a tree overhanging the river and I'm guessing he was waiting for bird or bat to fly too close.


Check out the mozzie on his left cheek. Nice to know they weren't all biting me.

tree boa

I really like the "cats-eyes" these species have as well as that big cheeked long snouted dog-face look to their heads. Very pretty snake.

1 comment:

Irrigation Systems said...

That is one awesome looking snake. Mind you, I don't think I would want to find one in a tree in my garden. Great photos, well done.