Battle To The Death In The Graffiti Hill Arroyo: Cuban Anole And Boa Fight To The End

The legume forest in the arroyo on the north side of Graffiti Hill on the U.S. Naval Station, Guantánamo Bay, Cuba is an anole-rich environment, including Anolis smallwoodi.  But it is also has high densities of the Cuban boa, Epicrates angulifer.  Smaller Cuban boas can often be seen in the canopy, looking for- smallwoodi?  While radio-tracking Cuban boas in the aforementioned arroyo I came upon the entwined skeletons of a juvenile Cuban boa and an Anolis smallwoodi, the result of an encounter that was lethal for both participants.

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