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