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Boa
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
  • Mostly solitary
  • Boa constrictors suffocate their prey
  • Hiss can be heard 30 m away
  • Short tail
  • Give birth to live young
  • Primarily nocturnal
  • 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.

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