Dangerously Venomous Snakes of Yucatan State (3)

June 24, 2019

Fortunately … up here in the north-west part of the Yucatan peninsula, aka Yucatan State, we have very few venomous snakes that are dangerous to humans … just three (3) kinds.
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“Amphibians and Reptiles of Northern Guatemala, the Yucatán, and Belize,” (Jonathan A. Campbell) lists our Yucatan State’s dangerously venomous snakes as:
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~ The Variable Coral Snake,   Micrurus diastema … ~ Throughout the peninsula …
~ Red to Yellow, Kills a Fellow ~
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~ The Yucatecan Neotropical Rattlesnake,    Crotalus tzabcan ~   Throughout but infrequent

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~ The Cantil,    Agkistrdon bilineatus …     ~ Northern Yucatan
Thanks to NERI … 

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Sidelights if you venture **outside** Yucatan State into the Peninsula   …

** Here in Yucatan State … we are TOO FAR WEST for **

~ The Fer-du-Lance,  ~ Barba Amarilla … ~ Eastern Yucatan Peninsula …

 

 

 

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… and … We’re too far north for
~ The Jumping Pitviper, ~   Atropoides nummifer …   ~ Southern Yucatan Peninsula.
Note the very broad head …   (Thanks to James Mc Cranie) …

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Yes,  we do have a few (3) indigenous poisonous snakes here in Yucatan State …  but they’re pretty distinctive looking …  which makes ALL the other snakes you see here … ~ HELPFUL ~ and Useful !

Happy Trails, Steve

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2 Responses to Dangerously Venomous Snakes of Yucatan State (3)

  1. mexpatcom says:

    Wow – good to know. Glad I live in Colima, though there may be snakes here that I am not aware of. The “red to yellow “ phrase – does that also indicate there is a non-venomous snake with the same colors arranged in a different pattern?

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