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Mussurana

(Clelia clelia)

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Identification:

A large, unilormly-colored black, brown, or grayish snake, to 2.5m (8 ft); youngsters are bright red or pink with black and yellow heads. (Zopilote, Vibora de Sangre)

Habitat:

Caribbean and Pacific slopes, in all but the driest lowlands; found on the ground, usually in open areas such as open forests and pastures. This species regulated for conservation purposes.

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.
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.


Mussurana (Clelia clelia), Costa Rica