Posts tagged: snake
Siempre Verde, Imbabura, Ecuador.
Saphenophis boursieri (Colubridae) is a diurnal and terrestrial snake specialist of soil and leaf litter in deep, chilly evergreen lower-montane forests, cloud forests and silvopastures. It occurs near streams, but is not restricted to them.
This colubrid is docile and completely harmless to humans. It is also very secretive. Only occasionally it is seen exposed basking in filtered sunlight.
Distribution. 1276–2549 m. Pacific slopes of the Andes in Ecuador and Colombia. Saphenophis boursieri is believed to be an extremely rare snake of low population densities.
Common names: Garden Tree-Boa, Amazon tree boa.
Corallus hortulanus (Boidae) can be found 1 to 2 m or more above the ground in trees or other vegetation in a wide variety of habitats. This species is common in arboreal regions with high humidity, especially Amazon rainforest.
Corallus hortulanus is well known for its highly variable color and patterns. This boas have small, claw-like remnants of vestigial hindlimbs in the cloacal region. Their base color varies from pale tan to black, with yellowish and reddish tinges. They are marked by a series of blotches or bands that are often broader in the middorsal area. The head has five dark stripes that extend from the eyes. The venter color is also variable, from cream to reddish brown, and either with or without darker markings. The eyes can be yellowish, grayish, or reddish, and they have a reflective membrane that results in eyeshine at night. The tongue is black. Males and females are similar in size and markings.
Corallus hortulanus is a notoriously aggressive species. When approached, it bites and makes an s-coil. When manipulated, it may form into a ball, constrict and rotate the body (Martins & Oliveira 1999). They are solitary and may be active at night and during the day.
Medusa’s Hair Care
A last minute doodle for a little MECA illustration alumni zine
I wanna do a whole series of portraits fused with Rothko paintings…
I would 100% send this out as a postcard if I thought anyone I knew would care. :B
I might do it anyway.
In India, a snake protects two pups for 48 hours after they accidentally fall into a hole. At first it was thought that she wanted to attack them, but then noticed she was caring for the puppies. When rescued, the snake was released into a forest.
It is impossible not to share it with you.
that snake is going to snake heaven
I couldn’t help myself.