This tiny snake was seen during one of our night hikes in Kabalebo, Suriname. It was so tiny that we almost missed it. This Tawny Forest Racer was all curled up on a small leaf. After I took this photo I realized that I had actually seen this snake in different stages of his life.
In this picture you can see that the colors started to change too into something more radiant and the black stripes started to become more visible. Still a tiny snake here.
And here you see the adult version. I met this one during one of my Misty Mountain hike. At least 3 people had already passed him when I saw this snake. Same big eyes but notice how the colors had changed on its body. Remarkable stripes and colors and when it breathes you can even see the gold coming through the scales.