Boa constrictor constrictorHabitat: diverse habitats from tropical rainforests to arid environments
Range: Mexico, Central and South America
Natural Diet: amphibians, lizards, birds, small to medium-sized mammals including bats
Status in the Wild: Common (Least Concern)
Red-tailed boas are large, heavy bodied snakes and can grow as long as 13 feet. Their body coloring is highly variable with different morphs living and diverse habitats. Red-tailed boas have more reddish brown saddles that are more pronounced in the tail region, than any other sub-species. These snakes are nocturnal and arboreal. They give birth to live young with approximately 25 in each brood. Red-tailed boas are popular as pets. The species has been bred successfully in captivity.