Boa – Boa constrictors

A small genus of Large snakes, strangling their prey endemic to the Americas

The bodies of these snakes vary greatly. Their bodies can be green, red, or yellow and have patterns of lines, ovals, diamonds, and circles depending on the ecosystem they are trying to integrate. Boa mothers typically give birth to 60 young at once! A baby boa is independent right away.

Boas are superb swimmers, like all snakes, although they generally want to stay out of the water as much as possible. The skins of boas and other large snakes are desired because the leather industry values them highly. Since they are not farmed, hunting them in the wild has led to population losses. OOF.