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If You’re On Vacation In Costa Rica You Don’t Ever Want To Meet Up With This Snake

If you’re ever on vacation in Costa Rica, there is one snake that you don’t ever want to meet up with, because if you do and get bitten by it, it could sure ruin your holiday.

The Central American bushmaster is found all over Central America including Costa Rica with in Northern South America and in Ecuador and Lower Columbia. Bushmasters are inhabitant to southern Central America and all through the northern half of South America. It can be found in southern Nicaragua to south to northern Colombia.

The two southern subspecies are found from central Colombia to central Bolivia, extending from the eastern half of Ecuador and northeastern Peru to the coastlines of northern Brazil, Guyana, French Guiana and Surinam.

They are also found on the island of Trinidad and along the southern coast of Brazil. Researchers from Costa Rica say that the bushmaster from Osa, Costa Rica is more aggressive than others.

The Bushmaster has a fierce reputation, known to aggressively attack, but actually, only a few human attacks have been recorded due primarily to their nocturnal nature. It is a very large snake, with specimens often exceeding 6,5 ft in length. But they can grow to be over 12 ft making them the longest venomous snake found in the Americas.

They exceed even the American eastern diamondback rattlesnake making them the largest pit viper in the world. They are also considered the 2nd longest venomous snake in the world after the king cobra.

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