Boa Constrictor Aaron Dal Poggetto Mr. Buchmann Biology 5* 9 May 2011
Boa Stats <ul><li>Common Name:  Boa Constrictor </li></ul><ul><li>Size:   Boa constrictors can grow to be 6½ to 10 feet  (...
Habitat Range <ul><li>They live in Central America and South America.  </li></ul><ul><li>Boas live in many different habit...
Food Source <ul><li>Boas eat a variety of foods. </li></ul><ul><li>Young snakes, mice, small birds, lizards, and frogs. </...
Hunting Techniques <ul><li>Once boas kill prey, they open their jaws, or mouthparts, very wide.  </li></ul><ul><li>Boas ca...
Life Cycle <ul><li>Boa Constructors are 17-20 inches (43-51 cm) long at birth  </li></ul><ul><li>They can grow to 3 feet (...
Boa Constrictor Pictures http://dept.sfcollege.edu/zoo/images/Boa%20Constrictor.jpg http://weirdworldnews.org/wp-content/u...
Works Cited <ul><li>Fiedler, Julie. &quot;Boas.&quot; PowerKids Life Science, Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., 2011. 28 Apr. ...
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Aaron Dal Poggetto- 5*- Boa Constrictor

  1. 1. Boa Constrictor Aaron Dal Poggetto Mr. Buchmann Biology 5* 9 May 2011
  2. 2. Boa Stats <ul><li>Common Name: Boa Constrictor </li></ul><ul><li>Size: Boa constrictors can grow to be 6½ to 10 feet (2–3 m) long. </li></ul><ul><li>Weight: adult boas weigh approximately 27 kg (60 lbs) </li></ul><ul><li>Color: They are light brown or cream colored and have dark brown areas on their back. </li></ul>http://www.pklifescience.com/staticfiles/articles/images/PKLS110_inline.png
  3. 3. Habitat Range <ul><li>They live in Central America and South America. </li></ul><ul><li>Boas live in many different habitats, such as rain forests, grasslands, and deserts. </li></ul><ul><li>Boas often live in tropical areas, which are warm year-round. </li></ul>http://www.zoo.org/view.image?Id=2056
  4. 4. Food Source <ul><li>Boas eat a variety of foods. </li></ul><ul><li>Young snakes, mice, small birds, lizards, and frogs. </li></ul><ul><li>As the Boa grows, the size of its prey increases. </li></ul><ul><li>Adults eat monkeys, and wild pigs </li></ul>http://cache2.artprintimages.com/p/LRG/29/2909/GCOPD00Z/art-print/brian-kenney-central-american-boa-boa-constrictor-imperator-with-prey-honduras.jpg
  5. 5. Hunting Techniques <ul><li>Once boas kill prey, they open their jaws, or mouthparts, very wide. </li></ul><ul><li>Boas capture the animal and put the animal in a grip, which they cant get out. ‘ </li></ul><ul><li>Its called constricting , hence the name Boa Constrictor. </li></ul><ul><li>They swallow their prey whole starting with its head. </li></ul><ul><li>Boas can open their mouth wider than other snakes and can eat animals that are bigger than their jaws. </li></ul>http://www.microscopy-uk.org.uk/mag/imgnov04macro/boa205.jpg
  6. 6. Life Cycle <ul><li>Boa Constructors are 17-20 inches (43-51 cm) long at birth </li></ul><ul><li>They can grow to 3 feet (.9 m) in a few months. </li></ul><ul><li>They mature at 3-4 years of age and the larger ones are about 6 feet (1.8 m) long. </li></ul><ul><li>During the rainy season, Boas are solitary. </li></ul><ul><li>In captivity, a male might court a female for up to 5 weeks before copulation happens. </li></ul><ul><li>Courting consists of winding back and forth over the females body and simulating her cloaca with his spurs </li></ul>
  7. 7. Boa Constrictor Pictures http://dept.sfcollege.edu/zoo/images/Boa%20Constrictor.jpg http://weirdworldnews.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/boa.jpg http://stonierpage.wikispaces.com/file/view/boa_constrictor.jpg/30656204/boa_constrictor.jpg http://www.kewlwallpapers.com/bulkupload/85/Animals/Red-Tailed%20Boa%20Constrictor.jpg
  8. 8. Works Cited <ul><li>Fiedler, Julie. &quot;Boas.&quot; PowerKids Life Science, Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., 2011. 28 Apr. 2011 < http://www.pklifescience.com/article/54/boas- >. </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.wonderclub.com/Wildlife/reptiles/BoaConstrictor.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/reptiles/boa-constrictor/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://nationalzoo.si.edu/Animals/ReptilesAmphibians/Facts/FactSheets/Boaconstrictor.cfm </li></ul>

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