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Rarest Boa Snake Seen for 1st Time in Decades

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World's Rarest Boa Snake Seen for 1st Time in 64 Years

Brazil's elusive tree boa, Corallus cropanii — also known as Cropan's boa — is one of the world's rarest boas, infrequently sighted and known from only a handful of dead specimens collected after the snake was first seen and described in 1953. However, the species is alive and well, scientists recently discovered. One of the slippery serpents was captured in January — the second living specimen ever seen, and the first glimpsed in 64 years.

Read more: Live Science

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I'm debating whether I should post a pic of me and a buddy with a Boa in Thailand.  :sleepy:

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Just now, .ZZ. said:

I'm debating whether I should post a pic of me and a buddy with a Boa in Thailand.  :sleepy:

Go for it. I would love to see it.

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LOL, I'm the taller guy that looks anemic :lol:

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5 minutes ago, .ZZ. said:

LOL, I'm the taller guy that looks anemic :lol:

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Where did you find him?

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Just now, Four Winds said:

Where did you find him?

He was at a zoo where tourists could take photos.

After seeing two young ladies putting him on their shoulders I figured it was safe. They told us they only eat twice a year. :lol:

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Just now, .ZZ. said:

He was at a zoo where tourists could take photos.

After seeing two young ladies putting him on their shoulders I figured it was safe. They told us they only eat twice a year. :lol:

Whew, I was thinking maybe you stumbled across it. :o

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15 minutes ago, .ZZ. said:

LOL, I'm the taller guy that looks anemic :lol:

That's an awesome photo! But if I were you, I would have never admitted to the two girls being braver than you. :lol:

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17 hours ago, .ZZ. said:

LOL, I'm the taller guy that looks anemic :lol:

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Pffff..Blackpool 1990..I'm the 'hunk' on the right....I look back now and realise how cruel to the snake this was.

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22 hours ago, .ZZ. said:

I'm debating whether I should post a pic of me and a buddy with a Boa in Thailand.  :sleepy:

I believe your boa is a Burmese Python. 

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2 minutes ago, Sundew said:

I believe your boa is a Burmese Python. 

It was a big snake :lol:

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On 2/20/2017 at 9:20 PM, .ZZ. said:

LOL, I'm the taller guy that looks anemic :lol:

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I don't think you are dressed for this.  

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On 21/02/2017 at 2:20 AM, .ZZ. said:

LOL, I'm the taller guy that looks anemic :lol:

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When was the photo taken?

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4 hours ago, smokeycat said:

When was the photo taken?

1966, Bangkok, Thailand, I was on R&R from Vietnam.

The best week of my life getting out of the hell hole. ;)

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Off topic (sorry Claire ;) ),

But I didn't spend all of my time there with snakes.

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