Photo of Sonoran Desert Boa Constrictor, Boa constrictor imperator

Sonoran Desert Boa Constrictor, Boa constrictor imperator
Photo From  ReptilesToGo.com

4 comments:

50 Caliber said...

Is this not a "Bull snake" that uses it's strike with lightening fast hit with a hard nose stunning a rabbit or other small creature then constricts it? Here in Arizona, that is what I learned that they were. Against humans, not a real threat, but aggressive with continued "head butts" to your leg, expecting you to back away. While picking one up, you might get a broken nose or bruised eye. A good photo and I'm fairly sure that is one and the same.

The Reptile Guy said...

Hey 50 Caliber,

You won't see one of these in Arizona, unless it got loose from somebody. Boa constrictor imperator is native to Central, and South America.

50 Caliber said...

Reptile Guy,
Thanks, I got here from a page on the Sonoran Desert, where I live and the Bull Snake is the Only constrictor that I'm aware of. So I found the topic a good one just was confused over location.
50

The Reptile Guy said...

I understand. the common name doesn't make much sense. This photo was used with permission, so I just go with what the breeder uses.
I had a pet bull snake as a boy. The thing that impressed me about him was how loud he could hiss. And how much he could eat.