Dumeril’s Boa

Where in the world?

Madagascar Savannahs and Central Highlands.


Animal Facts:

Also known as Madagascar Ground Boas, Dumeril’s Boas are a gray-brown ground color with darker patches. This allows them to camouflage effectively in the dirt and leaves on the forest floor.

Adult Dumeril’s Boas grow to an average of 6.5 feet. However, the longest one recorded was 8 foot, 6 inches.

Like most snakes, Dumeril’s Boas have a forked tongue, which they use to detect scents. Odor particles are pulled into the mouth, using their tongue, and transported to their Jacobson’s organ, located on the roof of the mouth. This organ helps the snake to determine what it is smelling.

Did you know?

Dumeril’s Boas play an important role in their ecosystem by controlling the populations of rodents and other small animals.



Posted on

July 31, 2019