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Doug Jeffries found this snake one morning on his recent bonefishing trip to Long Island in the Bahamas with Angling Destinations' host Bjorn Stromsness. If anyone can make a positive identification of this little boa, please let us know.

Doug said, "It was a cool little snake, all curled up next to one of the coolers. Samantha [the manager of the lodge] squealed when she saw it. I hadn't heard of the Bahamian pygmy python (I had mentioned this as a possible identification option). Now I have to research that. I thought the Bahamas didn't have any endemic snakes and they were all immigrants that came on boats and stuff."
[I think there are two endemic boas in the Bahamas: the pygmy boa and the Bahamian Boa]. Can anybody help us identify this snake?