Jamaican Boa

The Jamaican Boa (Epicrates subflavus), also known as the Yellow Snake, is a non-venomous species of boa native to Jamaica and the Goat Island. It is the only species in its genus and family. It is common in most limestone forests. Adults grow to an average of about 6 feet 6 inches in length.

It is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ca. 1996). Its natural habitat is being destroyed , which forces them into inhabited areas, where they are captured and killed. Some measures have been taken to offer these animals some protection.