By: Callie Arcidiacono
Appearance & Classification
The colors of a Boa Constrictor can be yellow, red, green, light pink or tan.(Depending on the environment they are living in) The snake can have circles, diamonds or ovals on the body. Like an anaconda, the Boa Constrictor would weigh around 500-600 pounds. I would not want to be picking that up! It has rough scales on its skin. That gives you a clue that a Boa Constrictor is a reptile.
One cool thing about the snake is that, even though the Boa Constrictor is a very deadly animal, it does not have venom in its body. That is because it does not need venom. I could kill you by suffocating you. Still, even though it does not have or need venom I bet you would not want to be near one at all!
Predator & Prey
Since the Boa Constrictor can live in trees, it will climb a tree and that is how they would get away if something even tries to hunt one. Other than that they will just eat them. The Boa Constrictor eats anything it can catch such as, lizards, birds, frogs, capybaras, wild pigs, monkeys, deer and kangaroos. The snake usually finds its prey in the water because when the prey goes for a drink of water, the snake will spring out, suffocate their prey until the cannot breath any longer. Then they will eat their prey.
When a Boa sheds its skin, the boa goes blind.
A boa's mouth/jaw can expand to eat even an elephant.
The skeleton is the skull, ribs and backbone. How many ribs do you think it would have as an adult?