Herp of the day

Herp of the day: Osborne’s Lancehead

The Osborne’s Lancehead (Bothrops osbornei) is venomous pitviper species from south America that inhabits the forests of Peru and Ecuador.

Adults commonly grow to more than 100 cm in length and may exceed 150 cm. The shape of the body and long tail suggest that it is semi arboreal. The head is long and lance-shaped and the fangs exceptionally long.