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REPTILES OF THE WORLD - Boas of the World

Red-tailed Boa Constrictor
Boa constrictor constrictor

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Distribution:- South America in the Amazon Basin from  Colombia to Northern Argentina


Comments:- Grows to approximately 2-3 metres (7-10ft)

 

Red-tailed Boa Constrictor - Solomon

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Red-tailed Boa Constrictor - Solomon

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Albino Red-tailed Boa Constrictor
Albino Boa Constrictor
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Usually gives birth to a litter of approximately 10 to 60 live young (averaging about 25). This is possibly the best known species of snake in the World and very common in the pet trade in most countries. Boas and other non-native reptiles are illegal to bring into Australia although some people may have snakes declared in amnesties.

Probably the best known pet Boa constrictor belonged to Michael Jackson, and was called Muscles.

Apparently Diana Ross was inspired by the name "Muscles" and Michael Jackson wrote a song called by that name for her but it is not about the snake!

 

If you want to watch Diana Ross sing the song the YouTube video is at the bottom of this page.

You might also be interested to know that Michael Jackson's son Prince apparently also owns a Boa constrictor and has a collection of about 10 snakes including Anacondas and Pythons. So if you live in Los Angeles you might meet him at a reptile store!

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Boa constrictor

Wikipedia

 


OTHER LINKS OF INTEREST

BOA SPECIES OF THE WORLD
by John Fowler

Boasnakes.info
by John Fowler

PYTHON SPECIES OF THE WORLD
by John Fowler

Muscles (song)
Wikipedia

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