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Northern Rubber Boa (Charina bottae)- San Mateo County, CA

The rubber boa (Genus: Charina) is one of only two native boas (Family: Boidae) found in North America (the other being the Rosy Boa). These heavy bodied snakes are fossorial- that is, they are adapted to burrowing and living underground.

Rubber boas have a blunt tail tip that is used for defense. When threatened by a potential predator, the boa will coil into a ball and present its tail as a “false” head to deflect attack. Furthermore, as rubber boas tend to prey on nestling rodents, its tail is also used to preoccupy mother rodents as it feeds. Due to this, many rubber boas in the wild have heavily scarred tails.

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