re: where the boas come from.
they may come in the containers.
i had never heard that they came into the country that way....but it is a thought !!
i also heard that they are brought onto aruba as "pets" (omgosh ).
when the pet gets too large to be cute and cuddly, the owner dumps them outside.
if you folks want to read about a huge snake problem.....google "everglades, boas, pythons"
this boa problem on aruba might/likely be a man made problem.
a friend of mine on aruba, a restaurant owner told me when he was a kid, one of his neighbors had 2 boas. those 2 boas had numerous offspring.
we live in florida.
we live in a gated golf course community with 70 ponds and lakes.
it is like living in jurassic park. alligators and snakes.
there are 4 venomous snakes indigenous to my neighborhood
coral, rattler, pygmy rattler and water moccasin
and the regular non venomous snakes.....black racer, python and boa (python and boa are man made problems)
so with that in mind...........
we came home from aruba on dec 23 late afternoon.
we were sitting on our lanai having an iced coffee.
the lanai is also called a florida room. it is a 12 x 20 room that is all windows/screens and we use it constantly and it is weather tight. it leads directly into the living room.
so, we are sitting there drinking our iced coffee and there at my feet is a 3' snakeskin. a snake came into my house while we were away, shed his skin and then left.
the next 24 hours was a living hell.
every piece of furniture in the house was moved looking for the owner of the skin.
i HATE snakes.
now back on to the topic of "boa roundup" i am sorry i went way off topic.