Rainbow Boa Epicrates cenchria

Rainbow Boa
Colombian Rainbow Boa
Rainbow Boa
The Rainbow Boa is native to Central and South America, with several subspecies over its range. All have an iridescent glow when seen in the right light to capture the structural colours of the scales. They inhabit humid tropical forests and are part terrestrial, part arboreal.
Rainbow Boa
Colombian Rainbow Boa
Colombian Rainbow Boa
Males grow to some 4 feet length and females to some 5 feet (1.5metres). Shown above right is the Colombian Rainbow Boa subspecies, E. c. maurus, native to Colombia and neighbouring regions of northern South America.