Ascension St. John Family Den is temporarily closed through December 1.   

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Brown Sand Boa

Eryx johnii

Their very blunt tail looks similar to their head and helps confuse predators. When feeling threatened, they coil up and hide their head under their body. Then they raise their tail and wave it so that predators attack the waving tail. This leaves the snake’s actual head free to defend itself.

 


Found At

Robert J. LaFortune Wildlife Trek | Life in the Desert

CONSERVATION STATUS

Least Concern

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