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Rosy Boa Lichanura trivirgata
2014-01-17 09:41:32

The Rosy boa (Lichanura trivirgata) is commonly found throughout the southwestern areas of The United States, but may be found in parts of northwestern Mexico as well. A member of the Boidae family, the Rosy boa inhabits coastal desert canyons, rocky, desert slopes, creek-beds, and hillsides with large boulders. The Rosy boa is commonly fully grown measuring just over 3 feet. The species...

Yellow Anaconda Eunectes notaeus
2014-01-10 21:40:31

The Eunectes notaeus is a nonvenomous anaconda commonly known as the yellow anaconda. It is exclusively found in South America. The yellow anaconda is named for its ability to swim and their dorsal scales are larger and in fewer rows. Its habitat is made up of swamps, marshes, and slow-moving streams and rivers. The species is also beginning to invade the Florida Everglades. Prey usually...

Green anaconda Eunectes murinus
2014-01-10 16:04:40

The Eunectes murinus commonly known as the green anaconda is known for its great swimming and mice hunting. This non-venomous boa is found primarily in South America. Other locations include Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay. These locations are abundant in swamps, marshes, and slow-moving streams with tropical rainforests. The green anaconda is much more stealthy...

Dumerils Boa Boa dumerili
2014-01-10 15:32:04

The Boa dumerili or Acrantophis dumerili is a non-venomous species of snake found on the western coast and in the southwestern regions of Madagascar and Reunion Island. These areas are semi-arid, getting low amounts of precipitation. The common name for this species is Dumeril's boa. The boa feeds on small animals like birds, lizards, and rodents; it will also feed on other snakes if need...

Round Island Boa Casarea dussumeiri
2013-10-07 09:09:52

The Round Island Boa (Casarea dussumeiri) may sometimes be referred to as the Round Island Keel-scaled Boa. It is ranked as one of the world’s most endangered species and it is estimated there are fewer than 1000 left in the wild. In the mid-1800s, the Round Island Boa became restricted to Round Island due to the invasion of predatory rats in the surrounding regions. The species remains...

Madagascar Tree Boa
2008-11-21 16:19:16

The Madagascar Tree Boa or Malagasy Tree Boa (Boa manditra), is a non-venomous species of boa endemic to the island of Madagascar. It is the only species in this genus or family. Its habitat is trees and shrubs near streams, rivers, ponds and swamps. It is generally nocturnal and feeds on bats and birds. It will occasionally leave the trees to hunt for small mammals on the ground. Adults...

Madagascar Ground Boa
2008-11-21 16:17:34

The Madagascar Ground Boa or Malagasy Ground Boa (Boa madagascariensis), is a non-venomous species of snake native to the island of Madagascar. It occurs mainly in the central and northern parts of the island. Its habitat is sparse, open woodland. It shelters in mammal burrows, fallen trees, wood piles and other debris and areas that offer protection. It hibernates during the cool and dry...

Rainbow Boa
2008-11-21 16:10:01

The Rainbow Boa or Slender Boa (Epicrates cenchria), is a non-venomous species of boa found in Central and South America. In central America it is found in Costa Rica and Panama. It is more widespread in South America. It is shy and nocturnal. Its habitat includes rivers, streams, lakes and swamps. Nine subspecies are recognized. Adults grow to between 39 and 75 inches in length. It is...

Jamaican Boa
2008-11-21 15:57:43

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...

Common Northern Boa
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...

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  • A young chicken: also used as a pet name for children.
The word 'chickabiddy' may come from 'chick' plus 'biddy', a name used in calling a hen or chicken.