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3 Most Scarce And Biggest Snakes in the World

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The Biggest Snakes in the World are all categorize under the Boa family, let learn a bit about the Boa family, it might even happen this is your first time you’ve heard of them.

Boa Constrictor is a common name for a variety of nonvenomous constricting snakes. There are more than 40 species of true boas (family Boidae).

In addition, boa may also refer to two other groups of snakes: the Mascarene, or split-jawed, boas and dwarf boas (ground and wood boas of the family Tropidophiidae).

Boa Constrictor Appearance

Boa constrictors are generally between 6.5 and 9.8 feet (2 and 3 m) long. They can weigh more than 100 lbs. (45 kilograms) By comparison, green anacondas reach up to nearly 20 feet (6 m) long, and reticulated pythons are commonly 16 to 25 feet (4.8 to 7.6 m) long.

Boa Constrictor Range

Boa constrictors are New World snakes, meaning they live exclusively in the Western hemisphere. but certain boa species have been discovered in remote areas such as Mauritius and New Guinea.

Diet/ What do Boa Constrictor snakes eat?

Boa constrictors’ diets are composed mostly of small mammals like rats and squirrels. bats are a favorite food, which boa constrictors catch while hanging from trees or the mouths of caves, snatching their prey as it flies by.

Though most of their prey is not astoundingly large, boa constrictors will eat anything they can get their enormous, stretchable jaws around. This includes monkeys, pigs and deer.

Boa Constrictor Habitats

When they do reside in rainforests, they tend to stick to the edges or clearings. They can also be found in dry tropical deserts and semi-deserts, woodlands, scrub and agricultural areas. They are often found near streams or rivers.

You might wonder do they also swim just like most snake does, let find out together

Behavior/ Do Boa Constrictor snakes swim?

Boas tend to be solitary, until mating time. They are mostly nocturnal, though they will sometimes come out during the day to sun themselves in cooler temperatures.

They are excellent swimmers, but prefer to stay on dry land, living primarily in hollow logs and abandoned mammal burrows.

Well, probably the biggest is in the boa constrictor family, not this guy by any means, but his bigger cousin the anaconda is the biggest by length and girth. The longest snake is a reticulated python.

Now for Anacondas, the biggest one measured was about 28 feet, but the girth was 44 inches, and the estimated weight was over 500 pounds. For a reticulated python, the longest snake was 33 feet, can you imagine. But the reticulated pythons are more narrow. So for total snake, the anacondas got first prize.

Now for the biggest snake ever found, in Colombia in the coal mines, they found a fossil of what they called Titanoboa. He was 48 feet long, and they estimated that his weight was probably well over 2,500 pounds, and that’s the biggest snake fossil ever found. They found it in an open coal mine in Columbia.




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