This uncommon reptile swims in the tributaries of the Amazon, searching for its preferred food of aquatic snails. It also climbs trees and shrubs and rests on overhanging vegetation during the high water season (pictured). Seasonally flooded forest, Pacaya-Samiria Reserve, Peru ("Dracaena" sp.).
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