Xenopeltis unicolor Sunbeam Snake
Some other names for this species:
Iridescent Earth Snake, Asian Sunbeam Snake, Rainbow Snake
Gunung Mulu National Park, Sarawak, MalaysiaFebruary 24, 2018
Sunbeam Snake (Xenopeltis unicolor) Sunbeam Snake (Xenopeltis unicolor)
Photographs do not do this amazing snake justice. Its body reflects a brilliant kaleidoscope of color that is nearly blinding when your flashlight catches it. Even so, I somehow managed to walk past this snake (albeit mostly buried) snake without noticing it. Kurt saw it a few minutes later, and we extracted it from the leaf litter to get a few full-body shots.
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