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Fer-de-lance One of my favorite Costa Rican snakes. Bothrops asper,Costa Rica,Fer-de-lance,Geotagged Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

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One of my favorite Costa Rican snakes.

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"Bothrops asper" is a highly venomous pit viper species ranging from southern Mexico to northern South America. Sometimes referred to as the "ultimate pit viper", these snakes are found in a wide range of lowland habitats, often near human habitations.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Mike Melton
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By Mike Melton

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Uploaded Jan 14, 2023. Captured in PX9Q+92 Alajuela Province, Guatuso, Costa Rica.