The Round Island Boa

round island boa

The Round Island Boa Being unsuccessfully known and hardly ever seen, it is no surprise that this island boa is one of the rarest snakes in the world. It has a slim head and a lean body with small keeled scales and dim grey skin on the top. With these features it can, with no trouble, constrict between rocks to sneak up on its prey. It is from 1-1.5m long which is equivalent to 3 ¼- 5 ft. Like its name this species of boa comes from the Round Island in the Indian Ocean. Dissimilar to some other species of boa, this boa lays eggs instead of having live young. This boa is endangered because of habitat loss and rivalry with other non-native species. Scientists calculate approximately that there is only about 500 of them left.



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