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Ecopark

Reptiles – the victims of fictions
Common northern boa
Class Пресмыкающиеся
Order Чешуйчатые
Family Ложноногие
Distribution Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Central America
DESCRIPTION OF THE SPECIES

Showy colored snake (as well as other members of Constrictor constrictor species, for example, boa constrictor). The main ground-color of a back can be light-brown, reddish or coffee-colored, covered with broad dark-brown interceptions with bright yellow spots inside, and on each side there are diamond-shaped dark stains bordered with a light rim with a yellow spot inside. However, the drawing on boa's body is so multifarious that it would be possible to describe a number of other options. In the sun the boa's scales sparkles the strong metal reflection flowing and shimmering during the movement of a snake. The average length is 2‒3 m (only two legally registered cases - 5,5 m). The weight is 30‒50 kg. Imperial boa is viviparous species; the female brings from 11 to 60 cubs

DIET

Small mammals and birds comprise the basic nutrition

LIFE EXPECTANCY

In captivity the common northern boa lives 20‒30 years