* Threatened or Endangered
Red-Tailed Boa *
: Boa constrictor
: South American tropics.
: Small to medium sized mammals and birds.
: 6 to 8 feet
: Overcollection for the pet trade has had an impact on wild populations but the species is still listed as Least Concern.
The red-tailed boa is also known as a boa constrictor or the common boa. This species is non-venemous and kills its prey by biting and wrapping its body around the animal. Young boas will spend a lot of time in trees but as they get older and heavier, they will spend more time on the ground. Red-tailed boas are very important to their ecosystems due to their ability to keep small mammal populations under control.
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