Chironius carinatus, the Machete Savane, is a large snake (reportedly up to 3 m in length) found in the Guianas, northern Brazil to Costa Rica, eastern Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago. It feeds on frogs, mice and birds. Although non-venomous, this snake is well known for its aggressive behaviour.
Body color can range from brown to deep yellow or gold, with the tail being generally darker than the body. The belly is often a bright shade of yellow or orange. In most specimens, body scales have lightly colored centers with darker edges. A light colored stripe runs down the length of the body, fading at the tail.
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