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2008-11-21 15:48:50

The Common Northern Boa (Boa constrictor imperator), is a species of boa native to Central America. It is one of the most common boa species found in captivity. In the wild it is found in Colombia, the Caribbean Islands, the Sonoran Desert of Mexico, and the Hog Islands, as well as other areas. There are fears that this species may be nearly extinct in the wild. This is one of the smaller boa species, and averages 51 to 100 inches in length when fully grown. However, some specimens have...

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2007-02-19 03:41:10

The Red-tailed Boa, Boa constrictor, is a species of boa and the second largest member of the Boidae family, following the Anaconda. The name "red-tailed" boa actually refers to the only one subspecies of boa constrictor, the true red-tailed boa. Adult Boas can reach from 5 to 12 feet in total length. However they can grow to more than 14 feet as one in captivity is proof. They have an attractive and interesting pattern of brown to reddish-brown or black "saddles" or dorsal blobs of color...

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