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Yellow-bellied puffing snake in tree

Yellow-Bellied Puffing Snake Spilotes Sulphureus

One of the biggest snakes in the Americas, the yellow-bellied puffing snake spends much of its time in the trees moving from branch to branch.

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ORIGIN:
Central and South America

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HABITAT:
Forest canopy and forest floor

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
Length: Up to 9 ft

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DIET:
Birds, snakes and small mammals

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PREDATORS:
Other snakes, small cats and birds of prey

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Camouflage and inflates throat when threatened

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REPRODUCTION:
Females lay eggs, which hatch 84–86 days after incubation

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THREATS:
Deforestation

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 15 yrs

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