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boa constrictor

Though sometimes impressively large, boa constrictors are not the giant snakes of the popular imagination. Depending on their geographic origin and sex (females are usually somewhat larger), they can reach from 4 to 12 feet as adults. The largest boa constrictor in captivity is a 14.5-foot long female from Suriname that resides at the San Diego Zoo. Boa constrictors have a pattern of brown, reddish-brown to black "saddles" or dorsal blobs of color on a lighter background which can range through white, golden, grey or brownish, pink. Specimens from most localities have more or less prominent dark red, reddish brown or brown markings on the tail.

The boa constrictor (Boa constrictor ssp.), red-tailed boa, jibóia (Latin American name) or macajuel (pronounced mah-cah-well) (Trinidadian name) is a species of boa. It represents a rare case of an animal having the same common and scientific name. Though all boa species are constrictors, in that they kill their prey by constriction, only one species is properly called a "boa constrictor."

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