Sunday, January 14, 2018

Oxyrhopus petolarius

I found this beautiful False Coral Snake or Calico Snake (Oxyrhopus petolarius) at Arenal Oasis Eco Lodge, La Fortuna.

This snake is a mimic of the Many-banded Coralsnake (Micrurus mipartitus). It is rear-fanged and eats mainly lizards and other snakes. Females are larger than males and can reach a length of 1 m. This species is active day and night.



Oxyrhopus petolarius - False Coral Snake

Oxyrhopus petolarius - False Coral Snake




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