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Eyelash viper

Eyelash Viper Bothriechis Schleglii

One of the smallest venomous snakes in central America, this viper is named for the bristly scales above its eyes that resemble eyelashes! The eyelash viper can be yellow, green or pink in color depending on where they come from.

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ORIGIN:
Central America

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HABITAT:
Sea-level forests, streamside vegetation and montane forests

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
Length: 2.5 ft

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DIET:
Small mammals, birds, lizards and frogs

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PREDATORS:
Large mammals, other snakes and birds of prey

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Venomous bite

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REPRODUCTION:
Females carry eggs for around six months before they hatch internally

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THREATS:
Habitat loss and collection for the pet trade

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Exceeds 16 yrs in human care

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