Monday, August 18, 2008

Believe it or not

Last week Chris Karatnytsky wrote to e-birds with an odd question:

An article about urban park rangers in the Metro section of today's New York Times (8/13/08, p. B6) describes a confirmed report of a boa constrictor eating a squirrel in the north end of Central Park. Does anyone have information about this?.Thanks.

Today came an answer from Regina Alvarez of the Central Park Conservancy that I, for one, did NOT expect:

There was indeed a boa and it was seen swallowing a squirrel. The Rangers removed the boa from the park.

PS from Marie
Just in case you're wondering, the photo was NOT taken in Central Park.