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Rubber Boa
Characteristics
Scientific Name:
Charina bottae
Family Name:
Boidae
Size:
the Rubber Boa averages about 24 inches in length with a wide girth.
Color:
They are plainly colored, usually with a brown or olive dorsal surface and yellow underside.
Diet:
In the wild, the feed primarily on small mammals, such as shrews and mice. They are not fussy and will eat snakes, lizards and birds as well.
Compatibility with Humans:
Average
Poisonious:
No
 
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Rubber Boa

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Rubber Boa Description
  The Rubber Boa is a moderately sized snake found throughout North America. Though they are not aquatic snakes, the Rubber Boa is a good swimmer and is rarely found far from water. They are comfortable in a variety of habitats, from dense forests to barren desert scrubland. The Rubber Boa is solitary and secretive in nature, usually hiding in logs or under rocks and bark. They will also climb from time to time. The Rubber Boa is mostly active at dusk and dawn. In extreme heat or cold, they will be exclusively nocturnal or diurnal. When the Rubber Boa is threatened, they will roll up into a ball with its head at the center and exude a foul smelling musk to ward of predators, though they are not aggressive snakes by nature. While performing this defense mechanism, they will also raise their tail, which resembles another head. The Rubber Boa gets is name from the smoothness and looseness of their skin that feels rubbery when handled.  
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