Jamaican boa

The Jamaican boa, or ‘yellowsnake’ as it is locally known, is threatened with extinction in the wild in its native Jamaica. Once common throughout the island, the snake has suffered a long history of decline, which began with colonisation by Europeans in the 16th century. Introduced mongooses, dogs, cats and pigs, together with the inevitable habitat destruction and persecution by people, are the main culprits. Leer más.

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