How Many Snakes?

This pair of Dumeril’s boas have just been moved from ‘Weird & Wonderful’ to an off show vivarium, which will allow us to display some chameleons which I be will posting about tomorrow.

Dumeril’s boas are a Madagascan species that inhabits the drier forests and scrubland on the southern and southwestern parts of the island. Despite forest clearance these snakes appear adpatable and can be found living on farmland, so they are not currently considered to be a threatened species.

They feed on mammals and birds which are killed by constriction, the snake coils around its prey and applys pressure so the animal cannot breath and eventually suffocates.

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