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Copyright: Tanja Almazan (sily) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 239 W: 6 N: 395] (1934)
Género: Animals
Medio: Color
Tomada el: 2006-05
Categorías: Reptiles
Versión de la foto: Versión original
Tema(s): Sily's photos [view contributor(s)]
Fecha enviada: 2006-05-21 14:17
Vista: 3790
Puntos: 8
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Serpentes
Family: Boidae
Genus: Boa
Species: B. constrictor

They do well in captivity, become quite docile, and are a common sight in zoos. Boas can easily live to be 20 to 30 years old in captivity, with rare accounts of them over 40 years, making them a long-term commitment as a pet. Animal husbandry is the most significant factor in captive lifespan.

Female Boas have "live birth", rather than laying eggs. Fertilization by the male is internal. During copulation, females can cling to the male via a small set of "spurs" that are generally hidden below scales on either side of the vent and are actually remnants of the hind legs. The gestation period of boas is 108 days after the post ovulation shed.

They feed on smaler mamals and kill them by suffocating and crushing their body.

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Bonjour Tanja
C'est une belle prise de vue que tu as fait avec ce boa les couleurs et les détails sont jolis

Merci et au revoir....JP

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  • aido Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 1044 W: 156 N: 1218] (4046)
  • [2006-05-24 16:23]

Hi Tanja,
Excellent tight frame-filling composition, that with the way it's kind of layered horizontally really gives an idea of how big this snake is. Good technique and a well thought out shot, great work.

Very good composition Tanja,
the colors are excelent. I almost didn't see the head.

Hello Tanja;
I love this pic. The composition with the snake filling all the space is very good.
Nice details colours and light.
Well done!!

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