It took me a while to identify this one: the Black headed Calico Snake.
We spotted this snake a couple of months ago, found near the lodge behind the staff houses under some loose soil. We knew that it wasn't a true coral snake, but at the same time we didn't know its true name back then.
It was and is the Black Headed Calico Snake (Oxyrhopus melanogenys melanogenys), often known as a false coral snake.
You can clearly see that the white and brown/orange rings are not completely covering the body of the snake. More like unfinished.
In all the pictures you can also see its eyes clearly, they are not small ones. We were also accompanied by a herpetologist (snake specialist) that day and he also confirmed that it was a false coral snake. But like I said before we couldn't come up with the right name at that time.
After taking several pictures of this Black Headed Calico Snake we released it back into the wild. Well, actually it decided to take its exit by going under the grass and disappear.
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