This animal is not on exhibit in the habitats. It is one of our Animal Ambassadors and is used in public and school programs.
Because of their blunt tail that resembles their head, rubber boas are sometimes referred to as the two-headed snake.
Diet in the Wild
Small nestling mammals and birds, lizards, amphibians and small snakes
Diet at the Museum
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
No special status.
Your contribution helps provide my food, toys, and medical care. I’ll stay at the museum, and you’ll get a photo of me and a certificate as reminders of your generosity. Check out our adoption section and see all of our adoption levels.