Cloudy Snail-sucker

Sibon nebulatus
(Linnaeus, 1758)
Campeche, Mexico. July 1, 2016.

In his epic The Amphibians and Reptiles of the Yucatán, Julian Lee speculates that Sibon may derive from the Latin sibonis, a kind of hunting spear. The specific epithet nebulatus derives from the Latin nebula, or ‘cloud’; it seems only right to photograph this snake off the ground. Given their diet of slugs and snails, Sibon nebulatus likely spend part of their lives in bushes and trees.

My Flickr album for this species is here.

My Flickr album for Yucatán 2016 is here.

HerpMapper records for this species are here.

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