Reptile v. Reptile

Panama WildlifeThis is one of those images that we might see on a  nature channel on television, but it  happened right in front of our eyes.   Jay and Victoriano, called us a while back so that we might see this pure life cycle in action.  They told us about the snake and then to our  surprise when we got there it was a snake eating a lizard. Wow!  The snake is a Brown Vine Snake (Oxybelis aeneus), the lizard, at this point cannot be identified.

This snake gets its name because of its appearance.  They look just like a vine and they actually behave as one such that when they are hunting they slip and slide slowly, like a skinny branch being moved by the wind.