Braamspunt, 5th May 2011. Guess who slithered right pass and went hiding in a big piece of driftwood? What a beauty! This is a Erythrolamprus cobellus (formerly known as Liophis cobellus) looking for young crabs to snack on. 

In Suriname this snake is known as "watrasneki" (=water snake). Other names are mangrove snake and mapepire mangue. It is a small semi-aquatic snake, about 73 cm in length. This snake is endemic to South America and can be found in the following countries/regions: Colombia, eastern Venezuela, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana, Brazil (Amapá, Pará, Bahia, etc), and Ecuador. It lives in lowland rainforests, river floodplains, and coastal mangrove swamps where it feeds on young crabs, frogs, geckos, and fish. (, 2014;, 2014)