Two vital features of the boa's anatomy are its tongue and an organ on the roof of its mouth known as the Jacobson's organ. The forked tongue flicks the air very quickly and captures particles, then retracts into the mouth and deposits the particles onto the Jacobson's organ, which reads them. These two features are essential tools in the boa's arsenal, since the particles can tell it whether something is potentially food, danger or a mate.
Like a dog with his favorite chew toy lol. Gex is such an amazing lizard. Always fun interacting with him. He downed a few medium rats and some rabbits last night. Love him.
Asian water monitor (Varanus salvator)
The brightest orange ensatina I found. But she was very pissed off, so I let her go after a few shots. Another common species was pacific chorus frog and their spawns in vernal pool. This land is loaded of prey items for serpents, hoping to return and find the
Happy tail Tuesday everyone!
Did you know that leopard geckos can drop their tail AND regenerate it?! It's a defense mechanism they evolved to escape from predators but because their tail is also where they store access fat and nutrients they'll eventually grow it back!
The boa constrictor is a heavy-bodied snake, and large specimens can weigh up to 27 kg (60 lb). Females, the larger sex, more commonly weigh 10 to 15 kg (22 to 33 lb).Some specimens of this species can reach or possibly exceed 45 kg (100 lb), although this is not usual