• Costa Rica Real Estate Auction
  • Costa Rica Real Estate

Video: Seven-year-old wrangles snake on Nicoya Peninsula

February 13, 2019

I’m not ashamed to admit that I have a strict stay-far-away-from-snakes policy.

That’s apparently not the case for Hunter, a 7-year-old junior firefighter with Bomberos de Nosara on the Nicoya Peninsula.

Hunter and his father, Ryan Kerr-Bombard, who is the (adult) chief of firefighters, responded to a snake relocation call for a Boa imperator that had been trying to eat a dog.

The 1.8-meter snake is nonvenomous, and Kerr-Bombard says Hunter “has proven the ability to handle snakes safe and well.”

We’ll let Hunter — who is braver than I’ll ever be — take it from here:

Kerr-Bombard said Bomberos de Nosara does not permit Hunter to handle any venomous snakes.

Bomberos de Nosara is a volunteer fire department that is not affiliated with Costa Rica’s Firefighters Corps.

The Boa imperator was not harmed and was transported to a safe location.


​​
​​This story was made possible thanks to The Tico Times 5 % Club. If only 5 percent our readers donated at least $2 a month, we’d have our operating costs covered and could focus on bringing you more original reporting from around Costa Rica. We work hard to keep our reporting independent and groundbreaking, but we can only do it with your help. Join The Tico Times 5% Club and help make stories like this one possible.
​​
​​

Support the Tico Times

You may be interested

U.S. Embassy tweet of supposed tsunami causes alarm in El Salvador, Central America
Central America
48 views
Central America
48 views

U.S. Embassy tweet of supposed tsunami causes alarm in El Salvador, Central America

AFP and The Tico Times - November 11, 2019

A tweet that warned of a potential tsunami on the Pacific coast caused alarm Monday in El Salvador, where President…

Their future in the United States at stake, ‘Dreamers’ trek to Supreme Court
immigration
23 views
immigration
23 views

Their future in the United States at stake, ‘Dreamers’ trek to Supreme Court

Ariela Navarro / AFP - November 11, 2019

Carolina Fung Feng was resting after the grueling 230-mile walk from New York to Washington for a Supreme Court hearing…

Exciting new opportunity for Costa Rica buyers and sellers
Sponsored content
20 views
Sponsored content
20 views

Exciting new opportunity for Costa Rica buyers and sellers

The Tico Times - November 11, 2019

Bid on three unique Costa Rica properties. You Have Until Tuesday, November 12, 2:00 P.M. Here is some brief background…

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!