It might not sound right, but look for our Madagascar tree boas curled up on the ground taking a nap. These snakes really only use the trees when they’re hunting so during the day they’ll be saving their energy. At night, wild Madagascar tree boas use the heat-sensitive pits their mouths to hunt for prey in complete darkness.
Snakes are not slimy! Their scales are similar to fingernails and they are actually dry and slightly rough to the touch.
At a Glance
Length of Up to 2 m (6.6 ft.)
Forested areas near rivers, streams, ponds and swamps.
Small mammals, birds, reptiles and frogs.