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A Common Forest Racer (Drymoluber dichrous) resting in vegetation after a no-doubt busy day Like many ground-dwelling Amazonian reptiles, these snakes climb up into vegetation to rest, perhaps as an evolutionary adaptation to avoid being caught up in floods. Colubrid,Common Forest Racer,Drymoluber dichrous,Geotagged,Peru,Summer,on alamy,on iNaturalist,on ribbit,on wildherps Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

A Common Forest Racer (Drymoluber dichrous) resting in vegetation after a no-doubt busy day

Like many ground-dwelling Amazonian reptiles, these snakes climb up into vegetation to rest, perhaps as an evolutionary adaptation to avoid being caught up in floods.

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  1. Awesome!! Posted 4 months ago
    1. Thanks Lisa! Posted 4 months ago
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  3. Looks like it is made from pure copper. A stunning reptiliasn rendering. Posted 3 months ago
    1. Thanks Calbost! Posted 3 months ago

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Drymoluber dichrous, the Common Forest Racer or Northern Woodland Racer, is a diurnal terrestrial snake from the Amazonian lowlands.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
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Uploaded Aug 28, 2020. Captured Jan 13, 2013 20:54 in 16220, Peru.
  • PENTAX K-5
  • f/18.0
  • 1/100s
  • ISO400
  • 50mm