Snake Park
Snake Park

Red Tail Boa

Common name: Red Tail Boa

Scientific name: Boa constrictor

Diet: Constrictors feeding on small mammals like rat and bats.

Overview: Identifyable by red markings on their tail. Grow between 2 - 3m and can weigh up to 45 kg

Reproduction: Give birth to a small number of live young with the females breeding once a year.

Natural Enemies: Predation on adults is rare due to size however it can be preyed on by crocodiles and big wild cats. Young by bird, wild dogs and other snakes.

Threats: Habitat loss, reduction in prey, pet trade

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