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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.
If you are a South American country you have a dance with a man with a handkerchief and a girl in a pollera.
Map of South America, 1596.
Tequendama Falls (or Salto del Tequendama) is a major tourist attraction about 30 km southwest of Bogotá.The luxurious Hotel del Salto opened in 1928 to welcome wealthy travelers visiting the Tequendama Falls area. Situated just opposite to the waterfall and on the edge of the cliff, it provided a breathtaking view to its guests. During the next decades though, Bogotá river was contaminated and tourists gradually lost their interest to the area. The hotel finally closed down in the early 90’s and was left abandoned ever since. The fact that many people in the past chose that spot to commit suicide, made others believe that the hotel is haunted.
Hotel del Salto has now been turned into a museum. (x)