Kenyan Sand Boa Gongylophis colubrinus

Not like other constrictors! Though the Kenyan sand boa often wraps around prey to suffocate it, this species sometimes drags their prey under the sand to suffocate. They can also swallow prey whole!

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ORIGIN:
East Africa

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HABITAT:
Sandy soil grasslands

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HEIGHT/WEIGHT:
2-4 oz
Length: 2-3 ft

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DIET:
Lizards, nestling mammals and birds

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PREDATORS:
Birds of prey

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NATURAL DEFENSES:
Camouflage and sharp teeth

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REPRODUCTION:
4-20 offspring at one time

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THREATS:
Habitat loss and collection for the pet trade

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LIFE EXPECTANCY:
Up to 10 yrs in human care

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