Why have I not yet posted about the gorgeous snakes I saw in Costa Rica? Oh right, because there were so many other amazing things to also write about. It was a surprisingly bad year for snakes…I only saw four during the entire trip. But they were beautiful anyway. I ❤ snakes!
I can't help but be super proud of this snake because I was the one to find it! We were out on a night hike and I spotted it in a tree…lucky find!
Lichen-colored snaileater (Sibon longifrenis)
Beautiful scale patterns
Barred Forest Racer (Dendrophidion vinitor)
Some notes on this photo because I got some complaints when I posted it on facebook…the snake is not being harmed. It is not happy, but this was the first photo I took and, as you can see in the above photos, the snake happily slithered off without any trouble. My friend Jose does sometimes manhandle animals (I tend to be more gentle), but he doesn't harm them. And it's kinda a cool expression! Also, this snake bit me, so it had its revenge.