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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The maximum length of a Boa Constrictor can range up to 13ft while it can have a lifespan of over 40 years if receives proper care.
The boa constrictor was taken to Edinburgh, where it will be looked after while the charity attempts to trace its owner.
This is the boa constrictor starved to death by Newcastle couple Richard Curtis and Claire Fradgley, both 36, who have been banned for life from keeping reptiles
A boa constrictor might be the weirdest thing they've found so far.
It is unknown if the boa constrictor survived the ordeal or if the porcupine was escaped or killed.
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.
In November, a live, 2 1/2-foot-long rainbow boa constrictor was found on a sidewalk in Honolulu's Chinatown.
Re boa constrictor found at Erddig @andyheald Sad & concerning, large Boa constrictor snake found dead at #Erddig park in North Wales (1st place I worked)
As jiboias (Boa constrictor) alimentam-se de aves, mamiferos e outros repteis em seu habitat natural, e uma serpente tropical, terrestre e arboricola (1).
Melbourne, August 30 ( ANI ): A 2-year-old Australian toddler, who is not scared of a 2.5m boa constrictor, is staking his claim as Australia's youngest wildlife ranger.