New Guinea, Moluccas and Solomon Islands
Carnivore. Frogs, lizards, rats and mice
Habitat: Rainforest, coconut plantations close to water sources.
Gestation: ~9 months, 10-15 young
Social structure: Solitary
Lifespan: 9.9 max under human care
IUCN Status: Not Evaluated
Estimated population in the wild: Unknown
Threats: There are no major threats to this species.
Did you know that:
- Their small size, their chubbiness and triangular head shape makes them resemble like a viper and gives them their name "viper boa". Τhis is the reason why many are killed out of fear although they are truly harmless.
- They are ovoviviparous, giving birth to live snakes.