(Bothriechis lateralis) Side-striped palm-pitviper, Coffee palm viper 

Known in Costa Rica & Panama as “lora” or “toboba” and in Nicaragua as “Chocoya” or “lora”.

Mainly hemotoxic w/ strong proteolytic factors. Sometimes bites & envenomates humans, but typical symptoms usually limited to localized pain, swelling, redness, & occasionally dizziness, headache, photosensitivity, & difficulty breathing. Rare reports of human fatalities due to bites by this species have not yet been confirmed.


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