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World Snake Day 2018 at Fota Wildlife Park

World Snake Day 2018 at Fota Wildlife Park

The Jamaican Boa is only found in Jamaica and is the island’s largest, native, terrestrial predator. 

Residing within tropical rainforest, plantations, and wetlands, Jamaican Boas will bask in the early morning to increase body temperature, and will spend most of the day hidden away in dense vegetation or tree holes, rock crevices or burrows.  Mostly nocturnal, they’ll reside within the tree canopy remaining still, ready to ambush unsuspecting prey.
 

Our ranger Julien talks about some common misconceptions about snakes and the Jamaican Boa.