Xenopholis scalaris Wucherer’s Ground Snake
Some other names for this species:
Flat-headed Snake
Santa Cruz Forest Reserve, Loreto, PeruFebruary 9, 2016
Wucherer’s Ground Snake (Xenopholis scalaris)
A few minutes after I had found a dripping-wet vine snake, I saw something moving in the wet leaf litter, which turned out to be this unusual fellow. It looked like a fairly standard snake until I disturbed it, at which point it immediately flattened its body to this ridiculous level and refused to move any further.
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