A head shot of a sunbeam snake
The eyes of a sunbeam snake are small relative to the size of their wedge-shaped heads.
People use their bare hands to catch sunbeam snakes in Indonesia
Sunbeam snakes are non-venomous and considered to be mildly aggressive.
A sunbeam snake on a white background
Sunbeam snakes can reach 3.5 feet in length.
A sunbeam snake on leaf litter
In certain light, sunbeam snakes' scales have an iridescent rainbow glow.
A human hand holding a small sunbeam snake
Sunbeam snakes are relatively small and docile, but they aren't good pets for inexperienced reptile keepers.