Herpetofauna: One Life's List

Siphlophis compressus
Red Vine Snake

Loreto Province, Peru
January 10th, 2011

I've stared at pictures of Siphlophis (formerly Tripanurgos) compressus  for years, fascinated by the colors and body structure.  Seeing a live specimen was one of the highlights of my trip to Peru. 'Purple Vine Snake' may be more appropriate a common name.
















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