Boa Constrictor

Boa constrictor

Thanks to the coloration and pattern of its body, the boa constrictor is barely distinguishable from the forest floor.  Here it sits and waits for the opportunity to ambush unsuspecting prey. Striking and seizing prey in its jaws, the boa then quickly wraps its body around its prey to suffocate it and then swallows it whole.

Fact File

where to see themWhere to see them: P&G Discovery Forest
lengthLength: 3.3 to 13 ft
weightWeight: Up to 140 lbs
habitatHabitat: Forest and grassland
dietDiet: Mammals and birds