Acrantophis madagascariensis Madagascar Ground Boa
Ankarana Special Reserve, Diana region, MadagascarMay 5, 2007
Madagascar Ground Boa (Acrantophis madagascariensis) Madagascar Ground Boa (Acrantophis madagascariensis)
These thick, heavy snakes inhabit the leaf litter on the forest floor, where they are very difficult to see in the dappled sunlight. This one helped us out by slowly crawling right across the trail in front of us. My wife Monica Rua took the full-body photo above.

Here is a list of all the reptiles and frogs I saw on this 2007 trip to Madagascar.

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