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Blunt-headed Tree Snake

(Imantodes cenchoa)

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The Blunt-headed Tree Snake is also called Chunk-headed Snake, Blunt-headed Vine Snake. Small, very slim snake with a thin neck but noticeably wide, squarish head; very large, bulging eyes; body compressed side-to-side; either dark-colored with a few blackish brown splotches, or pale orange or tan with many blotches; to 1m (3.3ft). (Bejuquilla, Ojo de Gato).


Low and middle elevation lorests, Caribbean and Pacilic slopes; arboreal, usually found in small, outer branches of shrubs and trees; especially in and around bromeliad epiphytes.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Palo Verde National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.
Tortuguero National Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Blunt-headed Tree Snake (Imantodes cenchoa), Costa Rica