Cuban Boa

Epicrates angulifer 

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Cuban Boas are the largest snake on the island of Cuba.  This species use heat-sensing pits in their head to detect prey, such as flying bats, which they will pluck out of the air mid-flight.

Home: Cuba.

Diet: Birds, lizards, small mammals and bats.

Lifestyle: Arboreal and nocturnal, resting amongst trees in subtropical forest, or rockpiles on farmlands.

Young:  Ovoviviparous, producing 4-10 live young once a year.

Lifespan: Above 11 years.

Conservation Status: Near Threatened.

Breeding Programme: This species is part of EAZA’s European Breeding Programme.

Cuban Boa