Dumeril’s Boa

Our Dumeril's Boa, one of the smaller creatures found at Earth Discovery Center at Southwick's Zoo in Mendon MADumeril’s Boa
Acrantophis dumerili

Type
Reptile

Life Span
20-30 years

Size
4-7 ft

Weight
10-20 lbs

Facts for the Dumeril's Boa, found at Earth Discovery Center at Southwick's Zoo in Mendon MADid You Know?

  • This species does not have heat-sensitive facial pits that most boas use to detect warm blooded prey.
  • They hunt by remaining motionless. Their mottled brown, tan, and black coloration provides camouflage in the forest leaf litter. When passed by prey, the snake quickly strikes and wraps its body
    around the prey to suffocate it.