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Authorities relocate large boa constrictor from Isla Mujeres public space

Isla Mujeres, Q.R. — A large boa was removed from an Isla Mujeres public space after being spotted by island residents.

The two-meter long snake was captured Tuesday by a member of the municipality’s Environment and Ecology department. The man, wearing thick gloves and traditional work sandals, located the snake in a green area near of La Gloria.

Area residents reported seeing the snake near a water station in the center of the island. In response to their report, the man was sent to recover and relocate the reptile. Before releasing it, municipal officials reported the snake was a boa constructor and measured 2.07 meters in length.

After its capture, the snake was relocated to Hacienda Mundaca, a natural area in the south-central portion of the island.

The two-meter-long boa was relocated to a southern area of the island.
Photo: H. Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres February 13, 2024.

In a statement, Ayuntamiento de Isla Mujeres said “the Directorate of Environment and Ecology and Civil Protection responded to the report of a reptile sighting in the vicinity of the drinking water station in Col. La Gloria, rescuing the animal, a 2.07 meter long Boa Och-Kan (Boa constrictor). The species was relocated to Hacienda Mundaca.”