19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World
Infected hemipenis

While a herping expedition I found this male individual of Sibon nebulata with an exposed and infected hemipenis. A really rare phenomena, apparently, product of an interruption of the copulation. When I found it the snake was sleeping and the hemipenis was already everted. I asume it was product of a past accident while copulation.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Uvita, Costa Rica
Camera: NIKON D7200
Copyright: © Santiago José Monroy García