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Erythrolamprus aesculapii - top view, La Isla Escondida, Colombia After coming down the bird watching tower in La Isla Escondida, which was a lot scarier than going up, we made way back to the lodge. Heavy rain started and likely this is why our guide Manuel ran into this snake crossing the path. Holes and creeks fill up with water during heavy rain, forcing some snakes to change position.<br />
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Manuel captured the snake and it was taken to the nearby lodge for a few shots, and then released. At the time we were under the working assumption that this was a true coral snake, in hindsight it looks to be a false coral snake. Note that the name &quot;false coral snake&quot; is used for different species in this genus, that&#039;s why I&#039;m using the binomial name. <br />
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Note that this snake is quite tiny, the shots are cropped and/or taken with a macro lens. Release shot is at the end of the series.<br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/70340/erythrolamprus_aesculapii_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html" title="Erythrolamprus aesculapii, La Isla Escondida, Colombia"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/70340_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1547683210&Signature=BK3m4JZvrxwNWzy2hvdPnQ%2FEILQ%3D" width="200" height="118" alt="Erythrolamprus aesculapii, La Isla Escondida, Colombia After coming down the bird watching tower in La Isla Escondida, which was a lot scarier than going up, we made way back to the lodge. Heavy rain started and likely this is why our guide Manuel ran into this snake crossing the path. Holes and creeks fill up with water during heavy rain, forcing some snakes to change position.<br />
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Manuel captured the snake and it was taken to the nearby lodge for a few shots, and then released. At the time we were under the working assumption that this was a true coral snake, in hindsight it looks to be a false coral snake. Note that the name &quot;false coral snake&quot; is used for different species in this genus, that&#039;s why I&#039;m using the binomial name. <br />
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Note that this snake is quite tiny, the shots are cropped and/or taken with a macro lens. Release shot is at the end of the series.<br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/70342/erythrolamprus_aesculapii_-_side_view_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html" title="Erythrolamprus aesculapii - side view, La Isla Escondida, Colombia"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/70342_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1547683210&Signature=Xv00GZSCC%2BvxCqzmCwftWlpj5Zw%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Erythrolamprus aesculapii - side view, La Isla Escondida, Colombia After coming down the bird watching tower in La Isla Escondida, which was a lot scarier than going up, we made way back to the lodge. Heavy rain started and likely this is why our guide Manuel ran into this snake crossing the path. Holes and creeks fill up with water during heavy rain, forcing some snakes to change position.<br />
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Manuel captured the snake and it was taken to the nearby lodge for a few shots, and then released. At the time we were under the working assumption that this was a true coral snake, in hindsight it looks to be a false coral snake. Note that the name &quot;false coral snake&quot; is used for different species in this genus, that&#039;s why I&#039;m using the binomial name. <br />
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Note that this snake is quite tiny, the shots are cropped and/or taken with a macro lens. Release shot is at the end of the series.<br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/70343/erythrolamprus_aesculapii_-_frontal_view_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html" title="Erythrolamprus aesculapii - frontal view, La Isla Escondida, Colombia"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/70343_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1547683210&Signature=Rg1Ref8JzElVcDs7ewbpFb%2BBtO8%3D" width="200" height="156" alt="Erythrolamprus aesculapii - frontal view, La Isla Escondida, Colombia After coming down the bird watching tower in La Isla Escondida, which was a lot scarier than going up, we made way back to the lodge. Heavy rain started and likely this is why our guide Manuel ran into this snake crossing the path. Holes and creeks fill up with water during heavy rain, forcing some snakes to change position.<br />
<br />
Manuel captured the snake and it was taken to the nearby lodge for a few shots, and then released. At the time we were under the working assumption that this was a true coral snake, in hindsight it looks to be a false coral snake. Note that the name &quot;false coral snake&quot; is used for different species in this genus, that&#039;s why I&#039;m using the binomial name. <br />
<br />
Note that this snake is quite tiny, the shots are cropped and/or taken with a macro lens. Release shot is at the end of the series.<br />
<br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/70344/erythrolamprus_aesculapii_-_frontal_view_ii_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html" title="Erythrolamprus aesculapii - frontal view II, La Isla Escondida, Colombia"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/70344_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1547683210&Signature=yVeKD0wImIQePFa1YBxNKKQZ20Y%3D" width="142" height="152" alt="Erythrolamprus aesculapii - frontal view II, La Isla Escondida, Colombia After coming down the bird watching tower in La Isla Escondida, which was a lot scarier than going up, we made way back to the lodge. Heavy rain started and likely this is why our guide Manuel ran into this snake crossing the path. Holes and creeks fill up with water during heavy rain, forcing some snakes to change position.<br />
<br />
Manuel captured the snake and it was taken to the nearby lodge for a few shots, and then released. At the time we were under the working assumption that this was a true coral snake, in hindsight it looks to be a false coral snake. Note that the name &quot;false coral snake&quot; is used for different species in this genus, that&#039;s why I&#039;m using the binomial name. <br />
<br />
Note that this snake is quite tiny, the shots are cropped and/or taken with a macro lens. Release shot is at the end of the series.<br />
<br />
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<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/70345/erythrolamprus_aesculapii_-_release_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html" title="Erythrolamprus aesculapii - release, La Isla Escondida, Colombia"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/2/70345_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1547683210&Signature=sGoH5Qqq6yNfzwpUQa2OctuUGnk%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Erythrolamprus aesculapii - release, La Isla Escondida, Colombia After coming down the bird watching tower in La Isla Escondida, which was a lot scarier than going up, we made way back to the lodge. Heavy rain started and likely this is why our guide Manuel ran into this snake crossing the path. Holes and creeks fill up with water during heavy rain, forcing some snakes to change position.<br />
<br />
Manuel captured the snake and it was taken to the nearby lodge for a few shots, and then released. At the time we were under the working assumption that this was a true coral snake, in hindsight it looks to be a false coral snake. Note that the name &quot;false coral snake&quot; is used for different species in this genus, that&#039;s why I&#039;m using the binomial name. <br />
<br />
Note that this snake is quite tiny, the shots are cropped and/or taken with a macro lens. Release shot is at the end of the series.<br />
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Erythrolamprus aesculapii - top view, La Isla Escondida, Colombia

After coming down the bird watching tower in La Isla Escondida, which was a lot scarier than going up, we made way back to the lodge. Heavy rain started and likely this is why our guide Manuel ran into this snake crossing the path. Holes and creeks fill up with water during heavy rain, forcing some snakes to change position.

Manuel captured the snake and it was taken to the nearby lodge for a few shots, and then released. At the time we were under the working assumption that this was a true coral snake, in hindsight it looks to be a false coral snake. Note that the name "false coral snake" is used for different species in this genus, that's why I'm using the binomial name.

Note that this snake is quite tiny, the shots are cropped and/or taken with a macro lens. Release shot is at the end of the series.

Erythrolamprus aesculapii, La Isla Escondida, Colombia After coming down the bird watching tower in La Isla Escondida, which was a lot scarier than going up, we made way back to the lodge. Heavy rain started and likely this is why our guide Manuel ran into this snake crossing the path. Holes and creeks fill up with water during heavy rain, forcing some snakes to change position.<br />
<br />
Manuel captured the snake and it was taken to the nearby lodge for a few shots, and then released. At the time we were under the working assumption that this was a true coral snake, in hindsight it looks to be a false coral snake. Note that the name "false coral snake" is used for different species in this genus, that's why I'm using the binomial name. <br />
<br />
Note that this snake is quite tiny, the shots are cropped and/or taken with a macro lens. Release shot is at the end of the series.<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/70341/erythrolamprus_aesculapii_-_top_view_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html<br />
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Erythrolamprus aesculapii - side view, La Isla Escondida, Colombia After coming down the bird watching tower in La Isla Escondida, which was a lot scarier than going up, we made way back to the lodge. Heavy rain started and likely this is why our guide Manuel ran into this snake crossing the path. Holes and creeks fill up with water during heavy rain, forcing some snakes to change position.<br />
<br />
Manuel captured the snake and it was taken to the nearby lodge for a few shots, and then released. At the time we were under the working assumption that this was a true coral snake, in hindsight it looks to be a false coral snake. Note that the name "false coral snake" is used for different species in this genus, that's why I'm using the binomial name. <br />
<br />
Note that this snake is quite tiny, the shots are cropped and/or taken with a macro lens. Release shot is at the end of the series.<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/70340/erythrolamprus_aesculapii_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html<br />
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Erythrolamprus aesculapii - frontal view, La Isla Escondida, Colombia After coming down the bird watching tower in La Isla Escondida, which was a lot scarier than going up, we made way back to the lodge. Heavy rain started and likely this is why our guide Manuel ran into this snake crossing the path. Holes and creeks fill up with water during heavy rain, forcing some snakes to change position.<br />
<br />
Manuel captured the snake and it was taken to the nearby lodge for a few shots, and then released. At the time we were under the working assumption that this was a true coral snake, in hindsight it looks to be a false coral snake. Note that the name "false coral snake" is used for different species in this genus, that's why I'm using the binomial name. <br />
<br />
Note that this snake is quite tiny, the shots are cropped and/or taken with a macro lens. Release shot is at the end of the series.<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/70340/erythrolamprus_aesculapii_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html<br />
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Erythrolamprus aesculapii - frontal view II, La Isla Escondida, Colombia After coming down the bird watching tower in La Isla Escondida, which was a lot scarier than going up, we made way back to the lodge. Heavy rain started and likely this is why our guide Manuel ran into this snake crossing the path. Holes and creeks fill up with water during heavy rain, forcing some snakes to change position.<br />
<br />
Manuel captured the snake and it was taken to the nearby lodge for a few shots, and then released. At the time we were under the working assumption that this was a true coral snake, in hindsight it looks to be a false coral snake. Note that the name "false coral snake" is used for different species in this genus, that's why I'm using the binomial name. <br />
<br />
Note that this snake is quite tiny, the shots are cropped and/or taken with a macro lens. Release shot is at the end of the series.<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/70340/erythrolamprus_aesculapii_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html<br />
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Erythrolamprus aesculapii - release, La Isla Escondida, Colombia After coming down the bird watching tower in La Isla Escondida, which was a lot scarier than going up, we made way back to the lodge. Heavy rain started and likely this is why our guide Manuel ran into this snake crossing the path. Holes and creeks fill up with water during heavy rain, forcing some snakes to change position.<br />
<br />
Manuel captured the snake and it was taken to the nearby lodge for a few shots, and then released. At the time we were under the working assumption that this was a true coral snake, in hindsight it looks to be a false coral snake. Note that the name "false coral snake" is used for different species in this genus, that's why I'm using the binomial name. <br />
<br />
Note that this snake is quite tiny, the shots are cropped and/or taken with a macro lens. Release shot is at the end of the series.<br />
<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/70340/erythrolamprus_aesculapii_la_isla_escondida_colombia.html<br />
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  1. So stunning! The colors and contrast are fantastic!

    Posted 4 days ago

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''Erythrolamprus aesculapii'', commonly known as the false coral, ''boicora'', or ''falsa coral'', is a colubrid snake endemic to South America.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
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Uploaded Dec 4, 2018. Captured Oct 18, 2018 10:29.
  • NIKON D850
  • f/11.0
  • 1/60s
  • ISO64
  • 105mm