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Sunday, June 17, 2012

The World's Most Colorful Snakes - part 3

Ethiopian Mountain Adder
Ethiopian_Mountain_Adder_snake
Found only in Ethiopia, this venomous snake is called Bitis parviocula with spectacular geometric markings. This large viper has a broad head with a maximum recorded specimen 75.2 cm in length.

Amazon Tree Boa
Amazon_Tree_Boa_colorful_snake Amazon_Tree_Boa_colorful_snake
Scientific name Corallus enydris, the brightly colored species of snake named the Amazon Tree Boa is found in Costa Rica, Panama, and northern South America, through most of Venezuela and Guyana, and south and westward through Amazonian Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil.


Eastern Black neck Garter Snake
Eastern_Blackneck_Garter_Snake_Thamnophis_cyrtopsis_ocellatus
Scientific name Thamnophis cyrtopsis ocellatus, this pretty colored snake grows to a full length of 16 inches to 20 inches with the longest ever recorded measuring 43 inches. In captivity, this snake is friendly and gets accustomed to a life.

Paradise Tree Snake
Paradise_Tree_Snake_Chrysopelea_ornata
Scientifically named Chrysopelea paradise, this beautiful snake is also called Paradise Flying Snake. This species is found in Asia, mostly in moist forests and can cover a horizontal distance of about 100 meters in a glide from the top of a tree. It can glide by stretching the body into a flattened strip using its ribs.

Scarlet Kingsnake
Scarlet_Kingsnake_Lampropeltis_triangulum_elapsoides
This beautifully colored snake is found in Florida,USA in pine flatwoods,hardwood hammocks, prairies, cultivated fields, and suburban areas, scientific name Lampropeltis triangulum elapsoides. It usually measure under 20 inches long. The maximum recorded length was 68.5cm (27 inches). Neonates (newborns) can be as small as 3 ½ inches.


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