Appearance: The Rosy Boa is a husky grayish-brown snake with
2 faint rose-colored stripes down its back. It tends to have a stubbed
Range: Desert and chaparral habitats throughout southern
Reproduction: Young are live-born in a quiet, protected
Diet: Small rodents and birds.
- Unfortunately, the numbers of Rosy Boas are dwindling because
they are illegally sold in the pet industry and because of loss
- The Rosy Boa has a unique defensive characteristic. When it
is attacked, it will coil up leaving its head tucked into its
body and its tail sticking out. An agressor attacks the stubbed
tail thinking it is the head.