I have been feeding birds for years and for a little while I had this idea to create a bird sanctuary, but it is complicated. Aruba has so many Boa’s now. every now and then one visits to get the ‘special of the day’.
I call the Park rangers to pick it up and they have done so every time. Today Park ranger mr. Salvador Franken came to pick up this one but he made a sudden movement with his hand and got bitten.
Sometimes days start in such unexpected ways. I think this Boa had been waiting in this particular spot for 24 hours and he was certainly very hungry and dehydrated, it seems. When I first got a Boa in my yard I totally panicked. This morning I was able to get pretty close to get a picture. Salvador asked me to get a picture of him and his bleeding finger. Maybe to post online or use for a workshop or demonstration. He said it was his own fault to put his hand so close. the Boa thought his hand was the prey it had been waiting for.