Crypsis Challenge #9 Reveal
Looks like all commenters easily spotted the snake in this photo.
January 18, 2011 | Gandoca-Manzanillo NWR, Limon Province, Costa Rica
It’s about a third of the way from the top right. Here’s a closer shot from roughly the same angle.
Closeup of eyelash viper on tree trunk
As Andrea J determined, this is an eyelash viper, Bothriechis schlegelii. It’s difficult to pick up an ecotourism brochure in Costa Rica and not see a picture of the yellow variety of this species.
Look out for a separate post on this individual with many more photos.
Oh, and don’t worry, I kept a respectful distance. This encounter reminded me why I always carry around a teleconverter.
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