Tuesday, September 13, 2016

National Geographic: New Species of Silver Snake Is Extremely Endangered

The shiny reptile likely numbers only a thousand individuals in its remote Bahamas habitat, experts say.

The Conception Bank silver boa (Chilabothrus argentum) is named for its color and the fact it was first found on a silver palm tree.  
PHOTOGRAPH BY R. GRAHAM REYNOLDS, UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA, ASHEVILLE

By Mary Bates
PUBLISHED MAY 26, 2016

On an uninhabited island in the southern Bahamas, a scientist noticed a snake that shined like metal as it climbed a tree.  Read more >>

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