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Skink Eater

(Scaphiodontophis annulatus)

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The Skink-eater is also called Neck-band Snake. A small, thickish snake with two forms: in one, rings of dull red, yellow, and black run down the entire body; in the other, the rings cover only the first third of the body, with the remainder being solid light brown or olive; a coral snake mimic; to 1m (3.3ft). (Coral Falsa).


Low and middle elevation wet forests, Caribbean and Pacilic slopes; terrestrial, found on or under leaf litter, often in rocky areas or near streams or swamps.

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.

Skink Eater (Scaphiodontophis annulatus), Costa Rica