Aplopeltura boa Blunt-headed Snail-eating Snake
Some other names for this species:
Blunt-headed Tree Snake, Blunt-headed Slug Snake
Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak, MalaysiaFebruary 23, 2018
Blunt-headed Snail-eating Snake (Aplopeltura boa) Blunt-headed Snail-eating Snake (Aplopeltura boa) Blunt-headed Snail-eating Snake (Aplopeltura boa)
These snakes are not particularly elegant, but with their slow movements and great big eyes, they are very cute. We saw two on our first night in Mulu, the lighter-colored young one, and the darker-colored adult.
Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak, MalaysiaFebruary 24, 2018
Blunt-headed Snail-eating Snake (Aplopeltura boa)
Another darker-colored adult from the next night. This one had more patterning.
Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak, MalaysiaFebruary 24, 2018
Blunt-headed Snail-eating Snake (Aplopeltura boa)
When disturbed, these slow-moving snakes sometimes deploy the "cinnamon roll defense". Nothing to see here! Just a delicious pastry balanced on a twig! Move along!
Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak, MalaysiaFebruary 25, 2018
Blunt-headed Snail-eating Snake (Aplopeltura boa)
Kurt spotted this snail-eating snake actually eating a snail. Truth in advertising. We took a few quick photos but then left it alone to enjoy its meal.
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