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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.
Scree, mountain creek, pine forest.
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!
Spotted on Jul 18, 2013
Submitted on Jul 19, 2013
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