The Pepeu is a non-venomous snake, terrestrial and diurnal. Ë a reptile commonly found near lakes and rivers where the frogs are concentrated, which are their main food.
This animal is medium sized, averaging 1.5 meters in length, suffering from a major polymorphism, can the color of their scales to perform in various shades of gray or reddish, and their yellow or white drawings, often remind vipers as venomous pit viper and rattlesnake, a wonderful mimicry.
This species feeds primarily of amphibians, being immune to the toxin produced by them. Why do not possess poison or constriction, these snakes eat their food live, after piercing his lungs with two long teeth, preventing the toads captured, they fill the air corps to increase the size and hinder the act of swallowing.
The Pepeu are very aggressive. If molested flatten his body against the ground, emitting cries, his mouth wide open, looking away and biting.
They reproduce in the warmer seasons of the year, when they lay more eggs on the ground, hidden in the bush close to their hunting grounds.
DIPSADIDAE - Xenodon sp.
Na Amazônia, do século XIX, devido à cobiça pela borracha, Wawatu, cunhatã do clã Aruak, tem sua aldeia dizimada por brancos. Apesar de ser forçada a viajar para um local desconhecido, casar-se com guerreiro de origem Karib e sofrer com as diferenças de costumes de seus familiares, ela se apaixona.