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A silver orb weaver (Argiope argentata) at the Museo d’Orbigny Natural History Museum in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

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An Armenian Steppe viper (Vipera eriwanensis) at the St. Louis Zoo.

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An Armenian Steppe viper (Vipera eriwanensis) at St. Louis Zoo.

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Southern hognose snakes (Heterodon simus) in red and white color phases, at a private collection.

These individuals are “playing dead”, a common defense tactic for this species as some predators don’t want to touch something that’s sick, dying or dead.

This species is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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A southern hognose snake (Heterodon simus) in red and white color phases, at a private collection.

This individual is “playing dead”, a common defense tactic for this species as some predators don’t want to touch something that’s sick, dying or dead.

This species is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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Southern hognose snakes (Heterodon simus) in red and white color phases, at a private collection.

These individuals are “playing dead”, a common defense tactic for this species as some predators don’t want to touch something that’s sick, dying or dead.

This species is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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A southern hognose snake (Heterodon simus) in red and white color phases, at a private collection.

This individual is “playing dead”, a common defense tactic for this species as some predators don’t want to touch something that’s sick, dying or dead.

This species is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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A southern hognose snake (Heterodon simus) in red and white color phases, at a private collection.

This species is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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A southern hognose snake (Heterodon simus) in red and white color phases, at a private collection.

This species is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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A southern hognose snake (Heterodon simus) in red and white color phases, at a private collection.

In many frames, they are shown “playing dead”, a common defense tactic for this species as some predators don’t want to touch something that’s sick, dying or dead.

This species is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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A Florida keys corn snake (Pantherophis guttatus rosacea) at a private collection.

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A Florida keys corn snake (Pantherophis guttatus rosacea) at a private collection.

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A false brook salamander (Isthmura bellii) at a private collection.

This species is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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A false brook salamander (Isthmura bellii) at a private collection.

This species is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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An Andean silverspot (Dione glycera) at the Museo d’Orbigny Natural History Museum in Cochabamba, Bolivia.

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A painted bronzeback (Dendrelaphis pictus) at the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.

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A painted bronzeback (Dendrelaphis pictus) at the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.

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A painted bronzeback (Dendrelaphis pictus) at the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.

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A painted bronzeback (Dendrelaphis pictus) at the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.

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A Southern night snake (Madagascarophis cf. meridionalis) at the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.

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A Southern night snake (Madagascarophis cf. meridionalis) at the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.

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A Madagascar night snake (Madagascarophis colubrinus pastoriensis) at the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.

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A Madagascar night snake (Madagascarophis colubrinus pastoriensis) at the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.

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A Madagascar night snake (Madagascarophis colubrinus pastoriensis) at the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.

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A Madagascar night snake (Madagascarophis colubrinus occidentalis) at the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.

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A Madagascar night snake (Madagascarophis colubrinus occidentalis) at the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.

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A Madagascar night snake (Madagascarophis colubrinus occidentalis) at the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.

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A Madagascar night snake (Madagascarophis colubrinus occidentalis) at the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.

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A Madagascar tree boa (Sanzinia madagascariensis volontany) at the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.

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A Madagascar tree boa (Sanzinia madagascariensis volontany) at the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.

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A water frog (Telmatobius sp.) at Balsa de los Sapos. This species is a part of a breeding study center at the Universidad Católica del Ecuador in Quito.

This individual was likely from Bolivia.

DNA work is being done now to determine species and origin.

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A water frog (Telmatobius sp.) at Balsa de los Sapos. This species is a part of a breeding study center at the Universidad Católica del Ecuador in Quito.

This individual was likely from Bolivia.

DNA work is being done now to determine species and origin.

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A water frog (Telmatobius sp.) at Balsa de los Sapos. This species is a part of a breeding study center at the Universidad Católica del Ecuador in Quito.

This individual was likely from Bolivia.

DNA work is being done now to determine species and origin.

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A water frog (Telmatobius sp.) at Balsa de los Sapos. This species is a part of a breeding study center at the Universidad Católica del Ecuador in Quito.

This individual was likely from Bolivia.

DNA work is being done now to determine species and origin.

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A water frog (Telmatobius sp.) at Balsa de los Sapos. This species is a part of a breeding study center at the Universidad Católica del Ecuador in Quito.

This individual was likely from Bolivia.

DNA work is being done now to determine species and origin.

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A Cordillera central tree frog (Hyloscirtus larinopygion) at Balsa de los Sapos. This species is a part of a breeding study center at the Universidad Católica del Ecuador in Quito.

This individual was from Carchi, Goadtal.

This species is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.

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