ESTACADA, OR (KPTV) – A surprising find for hikers on the Clackamas River Trail: A big snake in a tree.
A group of hikers came across the rubber boa in the Estacada region. It turns out that rubber soda strains are native to Oregon.
"Another couple who was walking in front of us had stopped to look at something and I just stopped to say," What are you looking at? "Said hiker Karen Meier." … They said, "Oh, here's a rubber boa in the tree," and I look up, and there's a snake in the tree. "
Meier was with friends on Thursday afternoon They were on the Clackamas River Trail, between Fish Camp and Indian Henry, and had just passed the Pup Creek waterfall when they saw the boa.
The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed on Friday that it was FOX 1
According to ODFW biologists, the snakes are harmless to humans and occur in a variety of habitats, especially on forest clearings along the coast.
19659002]] It is not clear how often they are seen in Clackamas County, but the habitat along the path is suitable for the species.
Meier added that the encounter with the serpent was their wandering habitats will not change. I think it's really cool to see different wildlife, "she said. "Others were not so sure if they liked snakes."
EEEEEEEEEK! How would you like to experience it on a hike? A rubber boa was seen yesterday in Estacada along a river. The ODFW says that it is native to Oregon and harmless. So you will not interfere. Listen to one of the wanderers who saw it @ fox12oregon at 5:15! pic.twitter.com/Y81c2Jva88
– Kelsey Watts (@KelseyWattsKPTV) August 9, 2019
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