A nightvisitor in Suriname: the Atractus torquatus or the Neckband Ground Snake.
Like its name explains already, I found this snake on the ground. It was already dark but thanks to my headlight I was able to see it before stepping on it.
I rather use its scientific name instead of its English name as it is easier to identify. In English it is also well known as the Rusty Earth Snake or the Neckband Ground Snake. In Dutch it is also known as the Sproetvlekkige wroetslang.
It is not a large snake either, 35 cm length, and when I spotted this sample it was also an easy going one too. I had no problem taking several pictures of this beautiful snake.
It is said that the Atractus torquatus is widely distributed in the Amazon Basin (Bolivia, Peru, Columbia, Brazil and now also Suriname)
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