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The Emerald Tree Boa

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posted on Nov, 12 2005 @ 08:35 AM
Moving on to some of the nonvenomous snakes. There are two main types of nonvenomous, constrictors and non constrictors.
I will start with constrictors, and even more so Boa Constrictors.
I will give a stunning snake. The Emerald Tree Boa.

The emerald tree boa, Corallus caninus, is a green snake with white bands. It lives in trees and shrubs near water (like swamps and marshes in rain forests). It is found in the lower Amazon basin (in Brazil) and in Guyana and Suriname. This snake has a life span of 15-20 years.

Although a majority of boids have heat receptor pits, they do not have nearly the quantity that emerald tree boas possess.

Like all boas, these snakes give birth to live babies. They are yellow-orange when they hatch, but become green by the time they reach their first birthday.

Anatomy: Like all snakes, the emerald tree boa is cold-blooded; they are the same temperature as the environment. The emerald tree boa grows to be about 7.25 feet (2.2m) long. The forked tongue senses odors. There are heat sensors under the upper lip; these help the snake locate warm-blooded prey, like mammals and birds.


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