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Boa constrictor

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Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Reptilia
Order:Squamata
Suborder:Serpentes
Family:Boidae
Genus:Boa
Species

Many

Boa Constrictor is the common name for any snake of the genus Boa. Note that although Boa is the name of this particular genus, the members of the family Boidae are collectively called boas - and they are all constrictors.

Snakes of this genus are very common in Latin America, and perhaps the most sought after as pets. They can grow up to 5 m and feed on birds and small mammals.

Boa c.constrictor, otherwise known as red tailed boa, is the most widely known boa. It is also the largest member of this family, with the largest recorded specimen being over 18 feet long. It has an interesting pattern of brown and black with a red tail (see picture).it does well in captivity and tames eisily so is a common site in zoos and homes.

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