Herp of the day

Herp of the day: Two-striped Forest-Pitviper

The Two-striped Forest-Pitviper (Bothriopsis bilineata) is a venomous pitviper species found in the Amazon region of South America.

Adults usually do not grow to more than 70 cm in length, although some may reach 100 cm. The body is relatively slender, with a prehensile tail.

Nocturnal, this species spends the day hidden in thick foliage, tree hollows, or at the base of palm fronds, and always in places where it can anchor itself with its prehensile tail. It tends to rely on ambush instead of actively hunting for prey.

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