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Haitian Boa
Scientific Name:
Epicrates striatus striatus
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Averaging between six and seven feet. Some specimens have been recorded at nine feet or more.
Their skin is usually tan or gray with dark brown blotches that are often edged in black. The blotches are sometimes in a chain pattern. The head exhibits a dark line directly behind the eye.
Mature Haitian Boas feed primarily on rodents and birds. The juvenile snakes feed only on small lizards.
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Haitian Boa

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Haitian Boa Description
  The Haitian Boa is a fairly large snake native to the West Indies. Wild-caught Haitian Boas are usually somewhat aggressive and nervous when first caught. They do become quite docile once they are accustomed to their surroundings and used to being handled. Because it is difficult to feed young captive born Haitian Boas, they are not commonly available. The Haitian Boa usually lives in damp, wooded regions. They are nocturnal, so their activity is at night. They will rarely move in the daytime and when they do, it is very slowly. They are primarily arboreal, which means they spend much of their time in trees. If a Haitian Boa is frightened, it will emit a foul smelling musk from their anal glands. They have slender, agile bodies, which enables them to climb trees.  
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