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  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Reptilia
  • Order: Squamata
  • Family: Boidae
  • Genus: Boa
  • Species: Boa constrictor
  • Females are typically larger and can reach a size of 10 feet long.
  • Boas are non-venomous snakes.  Their jaws are lined with small, hook-shaped teeth for gripping and holding onto prey while they wrap their muscular bodies around it, constricting, or squeezing, it.
  • They are very capable swimmers, and while younger and smaller are even able to climb trees.