Scaled Sand Boa is relatively small and is considered
the hermit of the snake world. It is a burrowing snake
from the Indian subcontinent. It spends most of its
time burrowed into the soil in which it lives. The Rough
Scaled Sand Boa is usually found on arid grasslands.
When they are hunting, they remain underground, allowing
only their eyes and nostrils to venture to the surface.
When unsuspecting prey ventures near, they seize the
animal and kill it by constriction. Rough Scaled Sand
Boas often become dormant in very dry or very cold weather.
Some specimens of Rough Scaled Boas are quite aggressive,
although most snakes are generally docile if handled
correctly and frequently. The scales on the Rouch Scaled
Sand Boa are heavily keeled, or ridged, which gives
this snake its name. Their average lifespan is about