Siphlophis compressus Red Vine Snake
Some other names for this species:
Tropical Flat Snake, Red-eyed Tree Snake
Some authorities place this snake in a monotypic genus Tripanurgos.
Madre Selva Biological Station, Loreto, PeruJanuary 12, 2014
Red Vine Snake (Siphlophis compressus) Red Vine Snake (Siphlophis compressus)
This is a beautiful, nocturnal, arboreal snake. It is (according to what I've read) not commonly found, but in the tropics this does not necessarily mean that it is not common. It might just be hard to notice as it blends into the vines and lianas. This individual was found by one of the MT Amazon Expedition staff, probably Edvin, king of Peruvian snake-finders. We asked him what kind of snake it was and he said, or we heard, "Red Wine Snake". Red, red wine. Alas, it was a mispronunciation, or a mis-hearing.

Here is a complete list of the herps I saw in the wild on my 2014 MT Amazon Expeditions trip.

Santa Cruz Forest Reserve, Loreto, PeruFebruary 5, 2016
Red Vine Snake (Siphlophis compressus) Red Vine Snake (Siphlophis compressus)
Cliff Bernzweig found this young vine snake crawling across one of the small wooden bridges that cross the numerous streams at Santa Cruz Forest Reserve. This was later on the same hike where he had previously found a Bushmaster. Not a bad night for tropical snakes.

We brought the snake back to camp so everyone could see and photograph it the next day. That's when I took these pictures. It was later released where it was caught.

My Travelogues and Trip Lists page includes a complete list of the herps I saw in the wild on my 2016 MT Amazon Expeditions trip.

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