Boa is also known as the Bolivian Boa. It is a moderately
small constrictor from South America. They are very
uncommon in captivity, but are interesting and beautiful
snakes. The Amaral's Boa live both on the ground and
in trees. They can live in tropical forests, fields,
or on savannahs. They can live at all elevations and
prefer dry conditions. The Boa Constrictor is able to
move not only by lateral undulation, which is movement
by the sideways curves of the body, but also by rectilinear
movement, which moves the snake in a straight line.
They kill their prey by constriction. The Amaral's Boa
is one of the smaller Boa constrictor species. The saddles
on the Amaral's Boa are sometimes very narrow, only
four scales wide.