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Old 11-24-03, 12:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Snakes in Dominican Republic???

I'm going on holiday!!! Yay!

We're going to Dominican Republic for two weeks, and we are trying to find out what snakes are native to that island.

Unsuprisingly the guidebooks don't say anything, except a line about "there are snakes in the brush and forest but nothing that is harmful to humans"!

Fine, but we're looking for a bit more detail, and any advice on actually going out and having a look for things... not the usual tourist pastime, it seems! LOL.

Any pointers would be incredibly helpful... please....



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Old 11-24-03, 02:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I herped Puerto Rico in 1998. There is a rare boa on those islands. That would be an amazing find. I didnít see any, but good luck to you!
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Old 11-24-03, 02:27 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Chuck,
Yeah, I've found some internet references about the boas - it seems there are several species throughout the Caribbean.

I guess finding ANY would be an amazing find!

Any tips on where and how to go about looking?

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Look in the entrance to caves at night time.
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i found some ssp of racer or ground snake, never got a 100% positive ID though. i also found some kind of tree frog.
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hey sweet, im going there for 2 weeks in in spring break, Puerta Plata (sp) is the specific place. I plan on doing lots of herping too.
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