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VIRGIN ISLANDS TREE BOA (Epicrates monensis granti)

VIRGIN ISLANDS TREE BOA (Epicrates monensis granti)
VIRGIN ISLANDS TREE BOA (Epicrates monensis granti)
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Description: Boas and pythons are members of a snake family that subdues and kills its prey by squeezing it. Each time its victim exhales, the snake tightens its grip until the victim finally dies. The Virgin Islands tree boa is a brown snake with dark spots that lives in the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and other nearby islands. It is threatened throughout its range by habitat loss and predation by non-native species.

USFWS Status: Endangered

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Major Threats: Habitat loss and predation by non-native species

Habitat: Open woodlands on steep slopes and coastal forests

Location: Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico and other nearby islands

Diet: Mainly the crested anole, a type of lizard

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