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Boa constrictor at the Zoo

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"Brazil, here I come. Thanksss, amigo."
Boa constrictor in Parseltongue[src]

This boa constrictor was a large brown snake that lived at the Zoo. It escaped after the glass on its enclosure vanished.


Most of the boa constrictor's early life is unknown; it was bred in captivity at the zoo, at around 1991 or earlier. It remained inside its tank, waiting to go back to his home in Brazil.

All this changed in June 1991. After Dudley saw the snake and became uninterested, the snake came in contact with Harry Potter, a Parselmouth, who spoke to it. During the course of their conversation, he accidentally vanished the glass in front of its enclosure. The snake slithered free, leading Dudley to think it was after him. The freed boa briefly thanked Harry and told him that it was going to Brazil, the native range of its species. From there, the snake calmly slithered out of the reptile house.

Personality and traits

Lonely and bored, the snake found it highly annoying to have zoo visitors tap on the tank's glass front every day. He had also always dreamed of living in Brazil.

Behind the scenes


Harry Potter talks to the snake


The snake


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