An Emerald Tree Boa (Corallus batesii) coiled on a thin branch in the Amazon basin in Peru
This boa had been found the previous night near our field station, about twenty feet up in the canopy. It was captured and held for a day so we could get better photographs, then released where it was found.
Emerald Tree Boas are strikingly beautiful arboreal snakes from South America. This group of boas was split in 2009 into Guyana Shield Emerald Tree Boas (Corallus caninus) and Amazon Basin Emerald Tree Boas (Corallus batesii). Older references use the name Corallus caninus for all of them.