Spotted Wood Snake from the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica
This 10″ Spotted Wood Snake was found close to our avocado tree underneath the scattered leaves. This is their normal habitat. They eat insects from the ground. Their defense mechanism is to flatten themselves to the ground when in danger. You can see in the first image that the snakes body is wider and flatter. They are not poisonous and not aggressive. The hard part about shooting this snake was to try and find a location that showed off his beautiful velvety blue color. We couldn’t quite get the camera to capture the color that we saw with our eyes.