Cobra-cipó

Cobra-cipó is the popular name of the snakes of the genus Chironius. The color of most species of the genus is a mixture of shades of green, red and orange, with yellow eyes and black. Cobra-cipó are very shy and may bite if prevent his escape. Their coloring helps them blend in with the environment, mainly by spending most time in trees and shrubs (hence the popular name “Cobra-cipó” because they really resemble “cipó” (vines) to rest in plants). Reaches about 1.20 m, and snakes are relatively long and thin. They feed on lizards, birds and frogs.