University of FloridaSolutions for Your Life

WEC337: Necropsies of Reptiles: Recommendations and Techniques for Examining Invasive Species

Figure 2. Proper location for captive bolt entry is highlighted in yellow. Use the eyes, identified by blue arrows, to find the center scutes for T. merianae (left). In large snakes such as P. molurus bivittatus, create a guideline to the ridge located on the center of the head by using the eyes and back of the head as indicated by blue arrows (right).

Credit: Robin Bijlani