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slender arboreal snake found from southern Arizona to Bolivia

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FLY GUY J A vine snake lets the insect go to its head in this snap which was taken by Robin Moore in Colombia.
Aspects of the ecology of the Neotropical vine snake, Oxybelis aeneus (Wagler).
Natural history of the vine snake Oxybelis fulgidus (Serpentes, Colubridae) from Brazil.
* Oate's savanna vine snake (Thelotornis capensis oatesi).
Polyvalent antivenom is ineffective AND SHOULD NOT BE USED in treatment of bites caused by the berg adder, other dwarf adders, night adders, the burrowing asp and back-fanged snakes (boomslang and vine snake).
Less than 10% of snakes in southern Africa are poisonous, and these include the Egyptian cobra, black and green mamba, boomslang and vine snake.
Of the 200 or so species of snakes found in India, a majority are non-venomous--the rat snake, the keel back, the sand boa, the wolf snake, the vine snake and the rock python are some common examples.
Bet you can guess why the animal pictured at right is called a vine snake. The long, thin nose and bark-colored scales make it look more like a vine than a snake.
The results of this examination support the premise that this species of vine snake exhibits a reproductive cycle with sperm formation occurring in the spring and that clutch sizes for this species may be as large as eight.
The Mexican vine snake, Oxybelis aeneus occurs from extreme southern Arizona to southeastern Brazil (Stebbins 1985).
(4) Less than 10% of snakes in southern Africa are potentially lethal; the reported snakebite mortality rate is 1 - 2%.4 The snakes responsible for severe bites in the study region include: forest cobra (Naja melanoleuca), M'Fezi or Mozambique spitting cobra (Naja mossambica), Egyptian cobra (Naja haje), black mamba (Dendroaspis polylepis), green mamba (Dendroaspis angusticeps), boomslang (Dispholidus typus), vine snake (Thelotornis capensis), puff adder (Bitis Arietans) and Gaboon viper (Bitis gabonica).
Polyvalent antivenom is effective against most snakes that are likely to cause life-threatening envenomation in southern Africa, except certain adders, the boomslang and the vine snake. The SAIMR has produced two monovalent antivenoms for the haemotoxic boomslang and the saw-scaled viper.
A green vine snakes through her elaborate hairstyle.
As he moves through the dense jungle, foraging for food, tonight's menu includes termites and vine snakes and he uses skills picked up from the local Emberra tribe to catch his prey.
Vine snakes camouflaged themselves as leaves and snake-head caterpillars disguised themselves as snakes (presumably NOT the ones already disguised as vine leaves.) "Insects BECOME leaves," the narrator said of one fashionably distressed-looking leaf which had bits round the edges missing, "finessed by details of damage" - a sort of leafy version of Michael Barrymore.