Drymoluber dichrous — Common Glossy Racer
Some other names for this species:
Northern Woodland Racer
After an unproductive boat ride in which I saw only a single frog, I wasn't ready to call it quits for the night so I headed back out into the forest. First I looked for and found a particularly interesting-looking treefrog, and then I took the short trail to see if anything else worth seeing might put in an appearance. And I was not disappointed, since I found this juvenile sleeping snake.
This species is strongly patterned as youngsters, and unpatterned as adults. The one I saw was somewhere in between, where the childhood bands were still visible but not very prominent.
- Bartlett, R.D., and Bartlett, P. 2003. Reptiles and Amphibians of the Amazon: An Ecotourist's Guide
- Dixon, J. R. and Soini, P. 1986. The Reptiles of the Upper Amazon Basin, Iquitos Region, Peru
- Duellman, W.E. 2005. Cusco Amazónico: The Lives of Amphibians and Reptiles in an Amazonian Rainforest