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
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