May 2009

Rainbow Boa found at El Remanso

Our resident guide Gerardo didn't expect to find the rare Rainbow Boa (Epicrates cenchria) on the driveway of the lodge yesterday morning! These animals are primarily nocturnal creatures, sleeping during the day and starting their activity at dusk. Their name comes from the shine of microscopic ridges on their scales which act like prisms to refract light into rainbows, thus the name Rainbow Boa. [gallery link="file" columns="2"]