SIA1700: Eyelash Palm Pit Viper

Common Name:Eyelash Palm Pit Viper
Scientific Name:Bothriechis schlegelii
Photographer:Calvin J. Hamilton
Copyright:© 2005 Calvin J. Hamilton
Location:Catoctin Wildlife Preserve and Zoo, Maryland

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This snake can be found in the tropical forest and rainforests from Peru, South America to Southern Mexico. Its bite is usually not deadly but a few fatalities have occured. It eats frogs, birds, lizards and small mammals.

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