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This is Nigel and I chillin'. As you can see Nigel also likes the NY Yankees—Go Yankees!!

My Buddy
This month's feature is centered on my buddy Nigel. He is a 2 year old Red Tailed Boa Constrictor. I will be showing some interesting pics of Nigel eating a mouse. So sit back and enjoy the show.

Natural History
The name "Red-Tail Boa" has commonly been used by pet stores and snake aficionados to detract the public's attention from the fact that their proper name is boa constrictor. Many people who do not know much about snakes are fearful of all "constrictors," especially large constrictors; Red-Tail Boa sounds much less threatening. In fact, not all boa constrictors are red-tailed. While many boas on the market are true red-tailed Boa constrictors imported from Brazil, with a few coming from very limited areas in Columbia, the Amazon, Guyana, and Surinam, most are actually B. c. imperator from Columbia, with a few coming in from Mexico, Hogg Island and countries throughout Central America.

Feeding Flics
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Help!!! He's swallowing my hand. . .Just kidding he wouldn't hurt a mouse.
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Squeezing the victim to death—each time the mouse inhales Nigel squeezes harder so that the mouse cannot exhale.
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When the prey is dead the snake dislocates it's jaw and the swallowing process begins.
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Once the jaw is fully dislocated, it doesn't take long for the mouse to disappear.
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