Herp of the day

Herp of the day: Catesby’s Pointed Snake

The  Catesby’s Pointed Snake (Uromacer catesbyi) also known as Blunt-headed Green Tree Snake is a mildly venomous species endemic to the Dominican Republic and Haiti.

This species is often found sitting in bushes and low branches. It is both an active forager and a sit-and-wait forager and it preys on both frogs and lizardsmainly.

Some people who have been bitten by U. catesbyi have reported a burning sensation, which suggests that the species, like many rear-fanged colubrids, is mildly venomous.