Herpetofauna: One Life's List

Bothriopsis bilineata smaragdina
Western Striped Forest Pit Viper

Loreto Province, Peru
January 20th, 2011

I had high hopes of seeing a Loro machaca, but of course, no species is guaranteed when it comes to field herping.  On the 13th day of our trip, one of our guides spotted a Bothriopsis high up in a tree and retrieved the snake for the group to photograph.









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