Two-striped forest pitviper

Two-striped forest pitviper

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Credit: DR MORLEY READ/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Two-striped forest pitviper (Bothriopsis bilineata). This species is an important cause of snakebite throughout the Amazon region. Due to its arboreal nature, most bites are to the upper body, including hands, arms, and faces. Photographed in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

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Keywords: amazon, arboreal, biology, bothriopsis bilineata, dangerous, ecuador, green, jungle, nature, neotropical, pit viper, pitviper, poisonous, rainforest, reptile, snakebite, striped, tree snake, treesnake, tropical, venom, venomous, viper, wildlife, zoology

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