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Reptiles of Australia

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Australian Herpetology Website (Reptiles and Amphibians) - REPTILE SPECIES OF THE WORLD

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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

 

Red-tailed Boa Constrictor - Solomon
The Boa Constrictor above was called "Solomon" and I had the privilege of having him in my care for several months. Normally it is illegal to keep Boas in private homes in Australia. However Solomon was a well known Boa Constrictor that was normally kept at The Aberfoyle Hub Library in South Australia and correct paperwork was arranged so that I could house the snake while a new Cage was being built at the library.

 

Albino Red-tailed Boa Constrictor
Albino Boa Constrictors


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!
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!

LINKS

 

 

Boa constrictor

Wikipedia

Muscles (song)
Wikipedia

 


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