Cuban Boa

INTRODUCTION

Cuban boas can grow up to 4.5 metres long, and are the largest snake in the Caribbean. They hunt mainly rats, lizards, birds and bats which they catch on the wing as they emerge from caves. Endemic to Cuba, this boa is becoming rare around areas of human habitation as it is often killed by people, believing that the snakes targets domestic fowl.

However, snakes have a vital role maintaining low numbers of mice and rats which is highly beneficial to humans.

GALLERY

FAST FACTS

Scientific Name:

Chilabothrus angulifer

Status:

Near threatened

Size:

Up to 4.5m

Weight:

Up to 27kg

Life Span in Wild:

30 years+

Habitat:

Forest, rainforest, scrub forest

Diet:

Carnivore

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT ME

What Do I Eat?

Mammals, birds, reptiles

Where Do I Live?

Cuba

Do I Have Any Predators?

None specific

How Do I Live?

Nocturnal, terrestrial and arboreal, solitary

Why Am I Endangered?

Humans

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