Yellow Banded Mangrove Snake

Mangrove Snake, Bioga dendrophila melanota, asleep in a tree. This mildly venomous snake inhabits lowland jungles and mangrove swamps. Mature snakes reach a length of 2.5 meters. The snake rests in branches above streams or rivers during the day, becoming active at dusk. Although not generally considered dangerous, mangrove snakes can be aggressive when disturbed and are very quick to bite. Allergic reactions to the venom can cause death, and there is no known antivenin.

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