Nature never ceases to amaze me ... a boa constrictor makes lunch out of a huge iguana. Pelican Beach Resort, Dangriga
The lizard was long dead; the boa "constricted" it to death before swallowing whole.Boas are harmless and extremely beneficial to the environment. In fact, the scales have a glassy smooth feel to the touch and the patterns on the skin are beautiful.
The staff at Pelican Beach Resort alerted me to the event. When I first arrived, the snake had the Iguana completely wrapped in coils. By the time I got the camera from the studio, it was beginning to swallow the lizard whole.
Photograph by Tony Rath
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