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Tropical Rattlesnake

(Crotalus durissus)

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A stout rattlesnake with atriangular brown head and a brown body with a pattern of darker triangles or diamonds; 2 stripes run from the top of the head along the neck; a noticeable ridge runs along the middle of the back; to 1.5m (5 ft). (Cascabel).


Low elevation dry forest, northern Pacific slope; found in open areas, forest clearings, dry grasslands, on the ground or in rock crevices.

Found in the following Parks:

Palo Verde National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional 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.

Tropical Rattlesnake (Crotalus durissus), Costa Rica