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Boa Constrictor

(Boa constrictor)

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A large, shiny, handsome snake with a long triangular head, often with a single stripe along its top, and dark eyestripes; brown or grayish body with dark blotches; the tail, often with browns, reds, and yellows, is usually brighter and more colorful than the body; to 2.5m (8ft). (Bécquer, Boa).


Low and middle elevation wet and dry forests, Caribbean and Pacilic slopes; often found in open areas on the ground or in vegetation, trees, especially near human settlements. This species regulated for conservation purposes.

Found in the following Parks:

Braulio Carrillo National Park.
Carara National Park.
Cahuita National Park.
Caño Negro National Wildlife Refuge.
Corcovado National Park.
La Amistad National Park.
La Selva Biological Reserve.
Manuel Antonio National Park.
Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve (Fotos).
Palo Verde National Park.
Rincón de La Vieja National Park.
Santa Rosa Nacional Park.
Tortuguero National Park.
Robert & Catherine Wilson Botanical Garden.

If you want to read about Eco-Tourism, Ecology, Behavior, Breeding and more of Costa Ricas' Fauna, we recommend to buy the Travelers' Wildlife Guide of Costa Rica by Les Beletzky (or Belesky) with beautiful illustrations by Davis Dennis. This priceless guide is our constant companion, when we travel around Costa Rica, Panama and Nicaragua.
To buy the complete book visit Interlink Books

The team of Discovery Travel World wishes you the best of times in our little paradise called Costa Rica.

Boa Constrictor (Boa constrictor), Costa Rica