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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
- In both the Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone and in the film adaptation, the snake winks at Harry. However, snakes are unable to wink, as they have no eyelids.
- In the film, the boa constrictor was replaced by a Burmese python.
- The boa constrictor was rumored to actually be Nagini, these has since been proven false.