Sunday, May 3, 2015

Readers Write In: Another Uruguayan Serpent to ID

Hi

    We have a summerhouse in Solis (close to Piriapolis) in Uruguay. Our last evening there, March 25, this year, we found this very small snake in the livingroom.
    
    It was curled up in a small heap and first it looked like a shoestring which suddenly moved.

    We got it outside and put it down in the grass where it so quickly disappeared in front of our eyes, amazing.
It was very small, around 10-12 cm in length and very thin.

    We have been looking on internet on all snakes in Uruguay but can not identify it. We are grateful in you can help.

best regards

Mike and Biggy



Readers: What is This Animal?
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