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Heading your way
kitefarrago

Heading your way

This snake was discovered right next to the accommodation block one morning. Jonas did catch it with a view to taking it to the field station which at the time was inhabited by a bunch of biology students from the States on a field trip.

There was some question whether this was a venomous snake from the Coral Snake group, or a member of one of the species that mimic these, and I'm not sure whether this was resolved.
Habitat
near buildings in disturbed forest, Andes foothills, Eastern slope
Location
Wild Sumaco, Napo, Ecuador
Date taken
25/07/2016
Equipment used
Sony A77ii, 70-300G
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Opus Editor
Supporter
It sure is one colorful snake and nicely captured!
 
Supporter
Fantastic picture Andrea! It looks like an Amazon Coral Snake (Miccrurus spixii subsp. obscurus). Awesome snake, I am glad no one got bitten! TFS!
 

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