Common name : Emerald tree boa
Scientific name : Corallus caninus
Family : Boidae
Native to : Northern South America
Interesting fact : It has a unique resting position with its head in the middle of a coiled body saddled on a branch.
Conservation status : Least Concern
Emerald green with white zig-zag markings and a yellow underside, the emerald boa is a visual treat. It constricts its prey and eats it while hanging by its tail from a tree branch. Rodents, squirrels, monkeys, bats and birds are caught at night when they are active. Eggs are held inside the mother until they are ready to hatch.