Urutu Snake Cruise

Urutu Snake Cruise

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Urutu Cruzeiro: one of the most venomous snakes in Brazil

Key Features of Urutu Cruise:

- A Bothrops Alternus, popularly known as Urutu cruise, is a very poisonous snake. Its poison is one of the most toxic among all snakes found in Brazilian territory.

- The Urutu snake cruise lives on average twenty years.

- It has fangs drained by channels, used to inoculate the poison, which is produced by the glands.

- Its activity period is twilight (late afternoon) and night.

- An adult snake of this species is 1.10 to 1.60 meters long.

"It's an aggressive snake when it feels threatened." It has the boat very fast, thus making it difficult to escape its prey.

- Has the skin in the presence of three colors: dark brown, light brown and beige. Light brown is the background color of the skin, with dark brown designs in U-shape.


- The urutu snake cruise lives in areas of woods, fields and swamps in the southern, midwest and southeastern regions of Brazil. It is also found in field regions of Argentina and Paraguay.


- The Urutu cruise feeds primarily on lizards, birds, mice, cavies, mice and other small mammals.


- The female gives birth to 10 to 18 puppies, usually in the summer time.

Biological Curiosities:

- The name of this snake is due to the fact that it has a cross-like design on the top of its head.

- Because this snake has twilight and nocturnal habits, its vision is poorly developed.

Scientific classification

Kingdom: Animalia

Philo: Chordata

Class: Reptilia

Order: Squamata

Suborder: Snakes

Family: Viperidae

Genre: Bothrops

Species: B. alternus