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Eyelash Viper

(Bothriechis schlegelii)

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The Eyelash Viper also called Palm Viper or Eyelash Palm Pit-viper. A slender, triangle-headed snake; individuals of different colors may occur in the same area: (1) green, olive, or grayish with brown, tan, or rust-colored markings on head and body (not shown), (2) reddish yellow or (3) bright golden yellow, sometimes with black back spots; small dark stripe often behind eye; 2 or 3 horny, spinelike, scales jut out over each eye (the eyelashes); yellow or beige eyes; to 75cm (30 in). (Tobobade Pestaña, Oropel, Bocaracá).


Low and middle elevation wet forests of Caribbean and Pacilic slopes; arboreal; often hangs from vegetation with prehensile tail.

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).
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.

Eyelash Viper (Bothriechis schlegelii), Costa Rica