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Red-Tailed Boa

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Larger Red-Tailed Boas can grow to be more than 50 pounds. There are many different patterns of color that can be on these boas based on geographical location.
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Latin Name: Boa constrictor constrictor Lifespan: 20 years or more
Distribution: Central and South America Estimated Size: 8 to 10 feet

In the wild Red-Tailed Boa Constrictors will eat many prey including lizards, rodents, birds and even prey as large as monkeys or wild pigs.

Most snakes lay eggs, however red-tailed boas have live birth. After a gestation period of 4 to 6 months they will give birth to anywhere between 20 and 40 young. At birth red-tailed boas are between 16 and 20 inches long, with sexual maturity being reached at 3 years.


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