Bolivia


 

Peanut-Head Bug - Talented Defensive Tactics

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The peanut-head bug is subject of many incorrect legends in its range countries. Most of the legends state that the bug's bite is deadly depending on the color of its wings, or that its bite is only deadly if the bitten doesn't copulate within 24 hours or something along those lines. In truth, the “peanut bug” is actually a harmless plant-hopper that has a straw for a mouth and can't even bite.

 

Emerald Tree Boa - Coiled Green Ambusher

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Named for the emerald green color that they take on at about 9-12 months of age, the emerald tree boa is a non-venomous species of boa (type of snake) that's native to the rainforests of South America. This species, which is recognizable by the the pattern of "lightening bolts" on its back, can be found in the Amazon Basin regions of Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Venezuela, Surinam, and the Guianas.

 

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