KENYAN SAND BOA

Eryx colubrinus

The Kenyan sand boa is a heavy-looking reptile with a blunt head, small eyes, and a thick, short body. Its belly is white or cream colored and its back has orange or yellow coloration with dark brown splotches. The tail is very short and tapers quickly to a dull point and can’t be coiled. The boa’s eyes and nostrils are placed on the head so that they remain free of debris when the snake’s body is hidden below the sand.

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ROUGH SCALE SAND BOA

Gongylophis conicus

The Rough Scaled Sand Boa is a small species of Boa that can be found in India, Nepal, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

These snakes are more closely related to the Sand Boas of Europe, Africa and Asia than they are to the ‘True Boas’ that can be found in Central and South America.

This snake can vary greatly in color but the patterning is relatively consistent. Their pattern consists of a series of dark blotches on a light background. This dark pattern can often take the form of a ‘zig-zag’ pattern.