Pseudoboa coronata Crowned False Boa
Also known as:
Amazon Scarlet Snake
Nauta Road, Iquitos, Loreto, PeruJanuary 30, 2016
Crowned False Boa (Pseudoboa coronata)
This was the only live snake we found in an evening of road-cruising the Iquitos-to-Nauta Road (in a rented bus!). This eye-catching snake was particularly squirmy and I was lucky to get this one more-or-less focused photo in about twenty minutes of various people's attempts to get the dang thing to hold still for more than two seconds.

My Travelogues and Trip Lists page includes a complete list of the herps I saw in the wild on my 2016 MT Amazon Expeditions trip.

Santa Cruz Forest Reserve, Loreto, PeruJanuary 23, 2022
Crowned False Boa (Pseudoboa coronata)
This, my second Pseudoboa coronata, was much more cooperative about posing for a photo. This was entirely due to the snake-wrangling skills (and nearly infinite patience) of Matt Cage, with whom I was hiking that night.
Santa Cruz Forest Reserve, Loreto, PeruJanuary 25, 2022
Crowned False Boa (Pseudoboa coronata)
A couple of nights later, I was out with Matt again, we saw another Pseudoboa coronata, and Matt once again lovingly coerced it into sitting still for some photos.
Santa Cruz Forest Reserve, Loreto, PeruFebruary 1, 2022
Crowned False Boa (Pseudoboa coronata)
A few nights later I was out hiking on my own when the unmistakeable bright red of yet another Pseudoboa coronata appeared in my flashlight beam. Since I didn't have Matt Cage with me, or his snake-wrangling skills and patience, I didn't even bother trying to get a nice pose.
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