Rubber Boa - Carina Bottae by Chad Lane

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Chad Lane

 

Rubber Boa - Charina Bottae by Laurie Osborne

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Laurie Osborne

Rubber Boa - Charina Bottae by Mike Spencer

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Mike Spencer

 

Rubber Boa - Charina Bottae by Chad Lane

Photo courtesy of
Chad Lane

Native Species - Rubber Boa - Charina Bottae

Rubber Boas are small constrictors with smooth shiny skin which give them a rubbery look. They can be light brown, dark brown, pink, tank, or olive colored, with a cream, yellow or orangish color below. The tail is blunt and looks like the head. The snake uses its tail to fool an attacker into attacking its tail, not its head. Rubber Boas with scarred tails are common.

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