Share this image — Hide sharing options. It is intricately patterned in brown, tan and black, and has glossy black markings around the mouth, with its mottled colouration providing excellent camouflage when lying in the leaf litter of its dry forest habitat 2 4. This species is an ambush predator 4with a diet consisting mainly of terrestrial vertebrates such as mammals and birds, as well as domestic poultry 1 4which are all killed by constriction 4.
The Dumeril's Boa is classified as Vulnerable VUconsidered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild. Dumeril Boa Dumeril's boas, Acrantophis dumerili, are medium sized snakes from Madagascar. They are not a very demanding species to keep.
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This care sheet is showing the way we found works best for us from our many years of experience of breeding and caring for this species. Dumerils boas are smaller than the common boa constrictor. In the wild, they are a threatened species.
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Dumerils Boas are medium sized terrestrial boas found throughout the southern regions of Madagascar. These heavy bodied snakes rarely climb, and are typically found on the forest floor where they blend in seamlessly with the ground as a result of their efficient cryptic coloration. As with all boa species, females tend to be both longer and heavier as mature adults.