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8 foot Boa visits El Remanso!

This morning, our gardener Geiner couldn't believe his eyes when he was working beneath the restaurant deck: a HUGE Boa resting calmly on a big trunk. Operations manager Cindy took her from the ground with a quick move and soon everybody around came to see this beauty from up close. We even got to measure her (it took 5 people to do the job!) and the result was 243cm!! This adult female was very calm and it was the perfect opportunity to take some pictures and release her back into the forest! Female boas are generally significantly larger, in both length and girth, than males. The average size of a mature female boa is between 7-10 ft. [caption id="attachment_399" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Cindy and Gerardo holding the snake"][/caption]