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(Spilotes pullatus)

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The Mica is also called Tropical Chicken Snake, Tropical Rat Snake. A mid-sized snake, variable in color, but often shiny black with yellow markings and bands; chin whitish and black; yellow under head and extending rearwards, changingto a black belly; large brown / black eyes; to 2.2m (7.2ft). (Zopilote)


Low and middle elevations. Caribbean and Pacific slopes; wet forest, brushy woodland, open areas aroundf arms, settlements; arboreal and terrestrial; usually found near water.

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.
Tortuguero National Park.

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.

Mica (Spilotes pullatus), Costa Rica