Rubber Boa

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Characteristics

The rubber boa is one of the smaller members of the boa family. Adults are found to be anywhere from 38 to 84 cm long, with newborns typically being between 19 and 23 centimeters. They get their name from their wrinkled looking skin and body shape – which makes them look almost rubber like. They are typically tan to dark brown, with a lighter olive-green or yellow underside. For their body size, rubber boas have very small eyes and short blunt heads that are generally no wider than their body. One of the signature features of the rubber boa is its short blunt tail, and is often described as looking very similar to its head, giving it the nickname “the two headed snake”…

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