Rubber Boa

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Rubber Boa

Charina bottae

Fun Facts

Because of their blunt tail that resembles their head, rubber boas are sometimes referred to as the two-headed snake.

Birth Date


Diet in the Wild

Small nestling mammals and birds, lizards, amphibians and small snakes

Diet at the Museum

Small mice

Life Span

In the Wild: 8-10 years average
In Captivity: 20-30 years; some researchers have discovered individuals as old as 50 years


Found at altitudes up to 3000 m (10,000 ft) and prefers cool, humid conditions, and can be found in a variety of habitats-grasslands, forest, chaparral, and meadows


Western North America from British Columbia to southern California

Conservation Status:

No special status.