Wait, unicolor? I'm seeing a lot more than just ONE colour!
These beautiful, metre (3.3 ft) long snakes are found in Southeast Asia. Under dull light they look plain brown with a lighter underbelly. In strong sunlight a mesmerising, iridescent sheen is revealed in all its rainbow glory.
Thing is, the Sunbeam Snake actually shuns strong sunlight! While they prefer the kind of open areas that could make for an excellent backdrop to show off their splendour, they mainly go there at night. The rest of their time is spent underground! Can you believe that?
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Females lay up to 10 eggs which hatch into youngsters that look just like their parents except for a pale collar around the neck. This unsightly patch soon fades away as they grow into an impeccably modest shrinking violet. Also red, orange, yellow, etc.