Dumeril’s Ground Boa

Acrantophis dumerili

House Name: Mady

Description: A heavy-bodied snake with a reddish- brown back fading to a gray color on the sides. Dark blotches are present on the sides conncting wtih a narrow band over the back. Large adults may reach seven feet in length.

Range: Primarily southern and south-western Madagascar and the Mascarene islands.

Habitat: Arid regions to humid rain forests

Wild: Rodents and birds
Zoo: Rodents, meat diet

Reproduction: Dumeril’s boas  breed from October to April giving birth to 2-21 young between May and October.

References: [1] Glaw, Frank and Miguel Vences A Fieldguide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Madagascar Second Edition. 1994. Moos Druck, Leverkusen, and Farbo. Koln. [2] Mehrtens, John M. Living Snakes of the World. 1987Sterling Publishing Co., Inc. New York [3] Ross, Richard A. and Gerald Marzec. 1990. The Reproductive Husbandry of Pythons and Boas. Institute for Herpetological Research. Stanford.