rubber boa?

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rubber boa?

Post by Chip Down » October 14th, 2017, 9:41 pm

I know it's a terrible pic, but see what you can do with it it. Found on Wind Mt.
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Re: rubber boa?

Post by adamschneider » October 14th, 2017, 9:53 pm

Sure looks like a rubber boa to me. Cool beans.

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Re: rubber boa?

Post by pcg » November 2nd, 2017, 7:47 am

Yep. The clincher on rubber boa ID is to look at the tail, which is so blunt it can at first be mistaken for the head at a distance. Very docile snake.

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Re: rubber boa?

Post by Chip Down » November 2nd, 2017, 9:27 pm

pcg wrote:The clincher on rubber boa ID is to look at the tail, which is so blunt it can at first be mistaken for the head at a distance.
Oh! I thought the tail was in the leaves or in a hole or something. Interesting.

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Re: rubber boa?

Post by pcg » November 3rd, 2017, 7:15 am

Chip Down wrote:...I thought the tail was in the leaves or in a hole or something...
It is in this instance. I'm just sayin' for positive ID you can always look at the tail.

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