I mean, who has ever seen a pink snake?
It turns out that I needed to do my homework because the joke is on me.
Pink Vipers definitely exist and they are GORGEOUS!
The brightest genus of snake that I could find are the Bush Vipers. Some of them even change color as they grow up.
Some are born green (ahem, Deuce) and change to bright colors as they mature. Other start out red, blue, yellow or pink and become green. That sounds like a makeover to me!
Check out this fangtastic (literally) specimen, a Variable Bush Viper.
It makes me think of the scale pattern between Viperine's eyes.
There's nothing wrong with this snake - that's exactly how Bush Vipers always look.
This style of scale is called ...
(get ready - I'm about to drop some vocabulary)
Which means they are rough, dull looking and do not lie flat.