Eyelash Viper

Bothriechis schlegeliiEyelash Viper - Bothriechis schlegelii

Range: From southern Mexico down through Central America and into Northern South America including; Venezuela, Colombia, Peru and Ecuador.

Description: Eyelash vipers are a smaller species of snake rarely exceeding 2½ feet in length. These snakes get their common name for the scales above their eyes that stick out making it look like they have eyelashes. These vipers can exhibit a wide range of colors including red, orange, yellow, green, and brown often with dark speckling throughout.

Habitat: Humid tropical forests with dense foliage.

Diet:
Wild: Rodents, birds, frogs, and lizards
Zoo: Rodents

Reproduction: In the early spring male eyelash vipers will compete for females by trying to wrestle each other to the ground. Females will later give birth to litters of generally 6-12 live babies.