Scientific name: Boa constrictor
Family: Boidae
Order: Squamata
Status: Non-Venomous

Habitat and Distribution

Found in Central America, Tropical South America and the Lesser Antilles. Boa Constrictors are surface dwellers that inhabit scrubland and wood regions.

About the animal:

  • Fifth largest of living snakes growing to 5.5m;
  • Boa constrictors are usually yellowish or grayish, with a pattern of dark brown dorsal saddles. The tail is often reddish-orange;
  • Bear their young alive;
  • Prey is killed by constriction before being swallowed whole.

What they eat?

Small mammals and occasional bird and lizard.

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