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Boa imperator (Central American boa)

Synonyms: Boa constrictor imperator; Boa constrictor longicauda; Boa constrictor sabogae; Boa constrictor var. isthmica; Boa diviniloquax var. mexicana; Boa eques; Boa mexicana; Constrictor constrictor imperator; Constrictor constrictor sabogae; Constrictor constrictor sigma; Epicrates sabogae

Wikipedia Abstract

Boa constrictor imperator is a nonvenomous boa constrictor subspecies found in Central America.Common names: common northern boa, common boa, or BCI↑ ↑
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Invasive Species

The common Boa constrictor imperator is a top nocturnal predator that kills its prey by constriction. Although it prefers small mammals such as rodents and bats, it also eats birds, amphibians, lizards, iguanas, and other snakes. It may thrive in forested areas, savannahs, cultivated sites, and suburbs. It exhibits both terrestrial and arboreal habits. It may enter caves to catch bats on flight. This species represents a threat to humans, particularly small children. It may affect agricultural activities. For example, causing damage to chicken farms. It threatens native species of amphibians, birds, lizards, snakes, and bats. It may even outcompete the two native boa species: the Puerto Rican boa Epicrates inornatus and the Mona Island boa Epicrates monensis, which are smaller in size than the common boa constrictor.
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Predators

Herpetotheres cachinnans (Laughing Falcon)[1]

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1The reptile hunter’s menu: A review of the prey species of Laughing Falcons, Herpetotheres cachinnans (Aves: Falconiformes), Henrique Caldeira COSTA, Leonardo Esteves LOPES, Bráulio de Freitas MARÇAL and Giancarlo ZORZIN, NORTH-WESTERN JOURNAL OF ZOOLOGY 10 (2) (2014)
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