Predation attempt on the Degenhardt's Scorpion-eating Snake Stenorrhina degenhardtii (Berthold, 1846) (Serpentes: Colubridae) by the False Coral Snake Erythrolamprus bizonus(Jan, 1863) (Serpentes: Dipsadidae) in Caldas, Colombia

Juan Camilo Diaz Ricaurte


On 27 June 2002, during a field trip in the Risaralda municipality, we observed an individual of E. bizonus preying upon an individual of S. degenhardtii. The event occurred near a small stream, where the individual of E. bizonus was trying to ingest the individual of S. degenhartiihead first.The event was observed for 20 min, and during this time the individual of S. degenhartii curled its body repeatedly, until the individual of E. bizonus was disturbed by the observer, and regurgitated the individual of S. degenhardtii

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