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who knows this snake?
darwin1601

who knows this snake?

I photographed this beautyful snake at the Napo River in Equador years ago. the guides there had not seen here before, except one, and he did not know the name either. so far could not find her in the internet - around one and a half meter long - some help?
Habitat
River jungle
Location
Napa River/Equador
Date taken
2015
Equipment used
Panasonic FZ38
pretty sure this is a Rusty Whipsnake, Chironius scurrulus (Smooth Machete Savane/Rusty Whipsnake/Fire Snake)
Check out https://calphotos.berkeley.edu/cgi/img_query?enlarge=0000+0000+1010+1898

Seems to have a lot of different local names and colour variations and , despite its appearance, seems to be harmless, Max
 
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What beautiful colours. No idea about the snake. Found this website which gives a lot of pictures... http://www.tropicalherping.com/science/books/reptiles/colubridae.html
 
thanks max, that's her.
leafy green when young and turns red when fully grown. I had already found in the net, but there she was always referred to as a "red snake".
Thank you Jaysan for the webside, there she is listed under Rusty Wipesnake also
 
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You've a great picture of this snake Darwin.

I'm glad you managed to get it identified.
 
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Amazing colored Whipsnake Darwin. Thanks Max for the ID! A real stunner Darwin. One I would love to see! TFS!
 

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