Jararaca Pit Viper (Bothrops jararaca)
The Jararaca Pit Viper is a cold-blooded, venomous, terrestrial species that has a long scaly body that is a dorsal ground color that may be tan, brown, gray, yellow, olive, or almost maroon.
The Jararaca Pit Viper is seen a few times a year around the EARJ campus. It can be found throughout southern Brazil, Paraguay and northern Argentina.
The Pit Viper can be found in tropical forests, open farmland or savanna country. It is found more frequently in forests than in open areas. It can be found on the ground in grassy or leafy areas and its ground-like color makes it hard to spot when at rest.