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Rubber Boa

Charina bottae

Description:

We found this beautiful female Charina bottae on a hiking trail in the eastern Cascades. She was crossing a trail near a stream, during a sunny and beautiful late mountain afternoon.

Habitat:

Scree, mountain creek, pine forest.

Notes:

Just like the books say...as soon as I picked up the boa to move her off of the trail she tucked her head and rolled up into a ball as a defensive posture. She also excreted a rather foul smelling musk!

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6 Comments

MUSE
MUSE 7 years ago

NICE ...

SteveWaldron
SteveWaldron 8 years ago

Thank you! It's always a joy to find these rare and singular snakes. I took the photo with the Hipstamatic app on my iPhone, so it looks greener than it actually is.

Bhagya Herath
Bhagya Herath 8 years ago

what a beautiful colour great spotting

KarenL
KarenL 8 years ago

Very nice find! Please consider adding this to the Snakes of the United States mission.

dotun55
dotun55 8 years ago

Nice green. Wow!

Lovely color!!

SteveWaldron
Spotted by
SteveWaldron

Leavenworth, Washington, United States

Spotted on Jul 18, 2013
Submitted on Jul 19, 2013

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