Common name : Flatbread snake
Scientific name : Oxybelis fulgidus
Family : Colubridae
Native to : Central America and Northern South America
Interesting fact : It follows the prey to a distance, bites its head and lifts it off the ground to render it helpless.
Conservation status : Not Assessed
This brilliant green snake is slender like a vine with a leaf-like head and hides without a problem on a tree. The tongue is green too and can sense its prey by flicking it in the air. The venom is mild and not harmful to humans. Active during the day, they prey upon frogs, lizards and birds.