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Red tailed Boa

Photographer: Aaron Cress
Location: Salisbury, NC
Date: May, 2010

This photo was made with my good friend Bobby, the owner of this Red Tailed Boa. Boas naturally coil up on themselves to protect their heads and unwind to flee, as seen here. Boa are non venomous but are very powerful constrictors. Even at this small size precautions should be taken when handling a boa to keep the snake away from your neck.

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