Boa Constrictors are a family of nonvenomous snakes, and as their name implies, they have the ability to suffocate prey by coiling around it – and squeezing. The boa constrictor is a large snake, though not as large as the python or anaconda. They are generally a brown, grey, or cream base color, patterned with brown or reddish-brown “saddles” that become more pronounced towards the tail.
The boa constrictor is found in tropical climates of North, Central and South America, as well as some islands in the Caribbean. It lives in a wide variety of environments, from rainforests to arid semi-desert, preferring the humidity and temperature of the rainforest, which provides natural cover from predators and vast amounts of potential prey.