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{{Quote|Boa constrictors can grow up to four metres long. They eat anything they set their sights on including birds, [[pig]]s and monkeys. They do this by grabbing their prey, wrapping their bodies around their victims until they suffocate, and finally swallowing them whole.|Description on a plaque at the Zoo.|Pottermore}}
 
'''Boa constrictor''' (binomial name '''''Boa constrictor''''') is a large, heavy-bodied species of [[snake]]. It is a member of the family ''Boidae'' found in North, Central, and South America, as well as some islands in the Caribbean. A staple of private collections and public displays, its colour pattern is highly variable yet distinctive.<ref name="wikipedia">[[Wikipedia:Boa constrictor|Boa Constrictor]] at [[Wikipedia:Main page|Wikipedia]]</ref>
 
'''Boa constrictor''' (binomial name '''''Boa constrictor''''') is a large, heavy-bodied species of [[snake]]. It is a member of the family ''Boidae'' found in North, Central, and South America, as well as some islands in the Caribbean. A staple of private collections and public displays, its colour pattern is highly variable yet distinctive.<ref name="wikipedia">[[Wikipedia:Boa constrictor|Boa Constrictor]] at [[Wikipedia:Main page|Wikipedia]]</ref>
   
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==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
[[File:NaginiGF.PNG|thumb|right|The animated Nagini as a Dumeril's Ground Boa]]
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[[File:NaginiGF.PNG|thumb|right|The animated Nagini as a Dumeril's Ground Boa.]]
 
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', the boa constrictor from [[Brazil]] is changed to a [[Wikipedia:Python|python]] from [[India|Burma]], and so is the mention of it in the [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|film adaption]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''.
 
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (film)|film adaptation]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone]]'', the boa constrictor from [[Brazil]] is changed to a [[Wikipedia:Python|python]] from [[India|Burma]], and so is the mention of it in the [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (film)|film adaption]] of ''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets]]''.
 
*In the film, the snake blinks multiple times at Harry, despite the fact that snakes have no eyelids.
 
*In the film, the snake blinks multiple times at Harry, despite the fact that snakes have no eyelids.
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==Notes and references==
 
==Notes and references==
 
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Latest revision as of 04:27, October 15, 2013

Boa Constrictor
Boa constrictor (Boa constrictor)
Species information
Sentience

Non-sentient

Eye colour

Black

Skin colour

Brown

Related to
Native range
Alternative names
  • Boa
  • Snake
Length of average adult

Around 10 feet

Affiliation

Brazil

"Boa constrictors can grow up to four metres long. They eat anything they set their sights on including birds, pigs and monkeys. They do this by grabbing their prey, wrapping their bodies around their victims until they suffocate, and finally swallowing them whole."
—Description on a plaque at the Zoo.[src]

Boa constrictor (binomial name Boa constrictor) is a large, heavy-bodied species of snake. It is a member of the family Boidae found in North, Central, and South America, as well as some islands in the Caribbean. A staple of private collections and public displays, its colour pattern is highly variable yet distinctive.[1]

On 23 June, 1991, Parselmouth Harry Potter spoke to a boa constrictor from Brazil. He unknowingly used underage magic by making the pen's glass vanish, freeing the boa. The boa then told him "Brazil, here I come. Thanks, amigo".[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

NaginiGF

The animated Nagini as a Dumeril's Ground Boa.

AppearancesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

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