Copyright 2002 by Renzo Segato
Boa constrictors, which can be as long as twelve feet, have large, curved teeth for grasping their prey. They vary in color from brown to gray, with irregular "saddle" patterns along the entire body. They feed mainly on birds, rodents and occasionally on other reptiles. Their bite can be painful, but the boa constrictor is a non-venomous snake.