Guatemalan Tree Viper

Category: Nature


Photo and caption by Andres Ojeda

Bothriechis bicolor is a venomous pitviper species found in southern Mexico and Guatemala. According to the local legend when the long feathers of the Quetzal bird fall on streams they over time transform into these snakes.

Location: Tuxtla Gutierrez Zoo, Chiapas,Mexico.


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