Green Vine Snake 2

 
These arboreal snakes are found mainly in trees that hang over the riverways. This snake was collected on the Macal River near the town of San Ignacio. These snakes can easily be captured at night with a spotlight while canoeing down the river. These snakes mainly feed on small birds as well as lizards. They also feed quite well on fuzzy mice. These snakes are rear-fanged but have a less than potent venom to humans. These snakes readily snap and will defend their territory by spreading their heads to look triangular, as well as gaping.

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