NNTRC Snakes

Scientific Name

Bothrops asper

Common Name 

Terciopelo

Snake

Physical Characteristics

Thi snakes are often 3.9-5.9 ft (1.2-1.8 m) in length. The head color of this snake can be light brown to black.

Geographic Range (Latin America)

From central Mexico to multiple northern countries of south America
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Habitat:

This species likes moist environments

Diet:

Small mammals, birds, but particularly forest rats.

Venom:

Hemotoxin

Remarks:

This species is nocturnal and solitary. It is a less active species but hen cornered or threatened, this species can be defensive and coils up in a S-figure attack position.

This page was last updated on: February 12, 2016