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  Dead Boa Constrictor
by SabrinaSummerville

Two types of snakes are indiginous to Aruba - the rattlesnake and another non-poisonous small snake.

However, in recent years other types of snakes have been getting into the country in deliveries of sand and cement. In particular the boa constrictor is a snake that's causing a lot of worry to the Aruban government as they cause a lot of damage to animals by strangling them. The government is working really hard to eradicate these stowaway snakes.

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  • Written Jan 16, 2007
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  • briantravelman's Profile Photo
    Apr 26, 2014 at 2:01 AM

    The other "non-poisonous small snake", is the Banded Cat Eyed Snake. It's actually mildly venamous, but the venom is not strong enough to kill a human.
    Yes, that is true that the population of several species has declined, because of the boa.
    I read they were released by people, but it makes sense that they would get onto the island in shipments. That is what happened on Guam.


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