Oakland Zoo takes in smuggled Amazon tree boas

OAKLAND, Calif. (KGO) -- Three reptiles you probably wouldn't want to run into in the wild have a new home at the Oakland Zoo.

The Amazon tree boas were smuggled out of South America and confiscated at the Port of Miami.

Amazon tree boas that were confiscated after being smuggled into the U.S. from South America have a new home at the Oakland Zoo.



The snakes, which were found in very poor health, received treatment for several months at the zoo's veterinary hospital.

They're now healthy enough to be put in a new habitat at the zoo.

Amazon tree boas that were confiscated after being smuggled into the U.S. from South America have a new home at the Oakland Zoo.



Amazon tree boas can be up to 7 feet in length.
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