Natural History and Conservation of Island Boas (Boa constrictor) in Belize

  title={Natural History and Conservation of Island Boas (Boa constrictor) in Belize},
  author={Scott M. Boback},
  pages={880 - 885}
  • S. Boback
  • Published 1 December 2005
  • Environmental Science
  • Copeia
Abstract Boa constrictors inhabiting islands off the coast of Belize have been historically collected for the pet trade, and enthusiasts have described these as a dwarfed race. Additionally, it has been suggested that these boas feed on birds, yet no dietary data are available. I initiated a mark-recapture study of five Belizean island populations and have accumulated data on mainland individuals to describe the natural history and population biology of boas in this region. Results indicate… 

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