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These snakes are not venomous. They grab their prey with small, hooked teeth; wrap their bodies around their victims and constrict, or squeeze tightly, until the caught animal is dead.
Weight: 60 to 100 pounds;
Length: 72 to 158 inches
Birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles and eggs
Tropical, terrestrial forests or grasslands, rivers and streams
Range in the Wild:
Central and South America, from Northern Mexico to as far South as Argentina and into Peru
No special status.
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