Javelin Sand Boa believed to be extinct since 1937 rediscovered in Romania

The Javelin Sand boa is the rarest snake species in Europe and the only boa species from the Old Continent. The last live specimen was seen / collected in 1937 near Cochirleni. In September 2014, a team consisting of Vlad Cioflec herpetologists, Tibor Sos, with nature photographer and some enthusiastic naturalists managed to find a stable population in southern Romania, near the Danube. This really stunning discovery shows that sometimes what is lost suddenly reappears.

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6 thoughts on “Javelin Sand Boa believed to be extinct since 1937 rediscovered in Romania

  • September 18, 2014 at 21:46

    Thanx for info.

  • September 18, 2014 at 15:46

    There is not true at all! Road-killed boa was reported from Romania even in 2011 (published in 2012). What is true: it is the first report after 1937 when boa is found alive.

  • September 18, 2014 at 10:58

    Thanks, very nice news! There is another video with even better presentation of the found boa snake:


  • September 17, 2014 at 22:27

    This is maybe the only locality in Romania.
    The species exists in many other countries.

  • September 17, 2014 at 08:10

    incredible news! the more reason to be very aware of this ecosystem, it must me preserved!

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