The Columbian Rainbow Boa (Epicrates maurus) is a non-venomous colubrid snake, a reptile in the Boinae family of boa constrictors. It is a boid, pronounced bo-id.
The Columbian Rainbow Boa is usually brown with dark-brown rings and S-shaped patterns. It changes its colour from day-time to night-time – from lighter to darker. It has a thick, heavy body.
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The False Water Cobra (Hydrodynastes gigas) is a venomous colubrid snake. It is not related to the cobra, but it can flatten its neck to make it look larger, just as a cobra does. It does not rear up like a cobra. It is also known as the Brazilian Smooth Snake.
The False Water Cobra is olive-green or brown with dark spots and bands. It has large eyes with circular pupils. Its colour becomes darker towards its tail. It has good vision. It has rear fangs. Its tongue is black.
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The Russian Rat Snake (Elaphe schrenckii) is a non-venomous colubrid reptile. It is also known as the Amur Rat Snake, the Manchurian Black Racer, the Manchurian Black Water Snake, and the Schrenck’s Rat Snake.
The Russian Rat Snake is glossy black with a cream and black striped underbelly. It has large black eyes.
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The Mangrove Snake (Boiga dendrophila) is also known as the Gold-Ringed Cat Snake. It is a mildly-venomous colubrid reptile.
The Mangrove Snake is rear-fanged. It is black on its upperparts with yellow sideways bands along its body. Its underbelly is black or blue-black with speckles of yellow. It has a yellow throat.
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The Corn Snake (Pantherophis guttatus) is a non-venomous colubrid reptile.
The Corn Snake can be varied colours, but the most widely known colour is orange with black lines, red-coloured saddle markings, and black and white bellies.
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The Aesculapian Snake (Zamenis longissimus) is a non-venomous colubrid snake. It is a reptile.
The Aesculapian Snake is dark-coloured, olive-brown, or light-coloured, with a long slender body. Its scales are smooth with a metallic sheen. Its belly is plain light-yellow or cream. Its eyes are amber or brown.
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The Large Eyed Snake (Telescopus dhara) is also called the Black Tiger Snake and the Arabian Cat Snake. It is a colubrid snake and a reptile.
The Large Eyed Snake has a broad head and a slender body. It has medium to large eyes with vertical pupils. It is mostly a dull colour, but there are spotted species.
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The Smooth Green Snake (Opheodrys vernalis) is also called the Grass Snake. It is a non-venomous colubrid reptile from North America.
The Smooth Green Snake has a bright light-green back, with a yellow-white belly. It is slender with smooth dorsal (back) scales. It has large, round eyes.
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The Boomslang (Dispholidus typus) is a large venomous African colubrid (rear-fanged) snake. Boomslang means tree snake. It is a reptile.
The Boomslang can be various colours; males can be llight-green with black edges on their scales; and females can be brown, and may have tiny white spots. Its underbelly is cream or yellowish, without spots. Its head is egg-shaped and its eyes are very large and round. It has excellent eye sight.
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The Pueblan Milk Snake (Lampropeltis triangulum campbelli) is also known as the Campbell’s Milk Snake. It is a non-venomous colubrid species of the king snake.
The Pueblan Milk Snake has three colours in alternating bands across its body: red, black, and white. The white bands are wide, and each scale has a black tip. The red bands have no black tips.
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The Rufous Beaked Snake (Rhamphiophis oxyrhynchus) is a large, mildly venomous colubrid snake from East Africa. It is a reptile. A colubrid snake has fangs in the rear of their upper jaw.
The Rufous Beaked Snake has a hooked snout (nose), which can dig holes. It has brown-black scales. Its underbelly is cream or yellowish-white. Its head is distinct from its body. It has a dark brown-black eye stripe on the side of its head. Its eyes are large and round.
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The African Tiger Snake (Telescopus semiannulatus) is from central, eastern, and southern Africa. It is a rear-fanged colubrid, which is not venomous to humans.
The African Tiger Snake has pale orange or salmon pink scales with 24-48 black or dark brown bars on its back and tail. Its underbelly is pale yellow or orange. It has a narrow body, long tail, and a distinct head with large orange eyes that have vertical pupils.
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The African Egg Eating Snake (Dasypeltis medici) is found in southeastern Kenya. It is a species in the colubrid family.
African Egg Eating Snakes are non-venomous and found in forests or woods where there are a lot of birds. This is because it exclusively (only) eats eggs.
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The African Green Snake (Opheodrys vernalis) is a non-venomous snake, known as a colubrid.
It is arboreal, living in trees, so that it is camouflaged in the leaves.
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