Name: Boa, Class: Reptilia Family: Boidae
Description: Average 10 feet long, broken pattern of brown and cream.
Location: Central and South America
Special Features: Live 20-30 years
Weighs 30-40 pounds
Boa constrictors suffocate their prey
Hiss can be heard 30 m away
Give birth to live young
Loosly hindged jaws
Among slowest of snakes
Diet: Eats almost any mammal or bird small enough to swallow.
Neat Fact: Because of its ability to kill rodents, the boa constrictor is sometimes kept as a house pet in South America.