Distribution: Southern Mexico and Central
America to Ecuador, Colombia and Venezuela.
Size: 16 - 24 in.
(41 - 61 cm) long.
Habitat and Diet: Lives in tropical rain forests.
Common along streams, brushy edge habitats and plantations where
its prey of frogs and lizards are plentiful. Bites are painful,
but rarely life threatening. This species comes in many colors,
ranging from light green with pink blotches to orange, salmon
pink or tan with a contrasting net pattern. Green tommygoff,
cordoncillo amarillo, chaj bolay and nauyaca cornuda are just
a few of the names by which this snake is known.