boa constrictor


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boa constrictor

a very large snake, Constrictor constrictor, of tropical America and the Caribbean, that kills its prey by constriction: family Boidae (boas)

boa constrictor

largest of all snakes; squeezes its victims in a deadly grip. [Zoology: NCE, 317]
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According to the National Geographic, a boa constrictor normally preys on birds, monkeys and wild pigs.
Cuban boa constrictors are carnivores with a diet usually consisting of small mammals, rodents and bats.
As I stepped out, I felt something hit my leg, and I looked down to see this boa constrictor having a go at my ankles
The first boa constrictor is now recovering after receiving specialist care at an RSPCA reptile centre.
Caption: Like the Boa constrictor (top), the rainbow boa Epicrates cenchria (bottom) kills its prey by cutting off its captive's blood flow, not by suffocating it.
New owner David Pollard who is taking Wilton the boa constrictor |back to Preston where he runs an ecology company.
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Evaluation of radiographic, computed tomographic, and cadaveric anatomy of the head of Boa constrictor.
Written by a Curator of Reptiles and Amphibians about an actual snake, "Noah the Boa at Large" is a humorous illustrated story about a real boa constrictor who was very good at escaping from his Amphibians Exhibit home at the zoo.
Summary: Police in Colombia find a 7-foot boa constrictor on a bus.
Malificent, the nine-foot boa constrictor, is safely back in the reptile house at the Ponderosa animal centre.