Boa constrictor is often referred to as a sit-and-wait or ambush forager that chooses locations to maximize the likelihood of prey encounters (Greene 1983. In Janzen [ed.], Costa Rica Natural History, pp. 380-382. Univ. Chicago Press, Illinois). However, as more is learned about the natural history of snakes in general, the dichotomy between active versus ambush foraging is becoming blurred. Herein, we describe an instance of diurnal active foraging by a B. constrictor, illustrating that this species exhibits a range of foraging behaviors.
|Title||Boa constrictor (Boa constrictor): foraging behavior|
|Authors||G.G. Sorrell, M.S. Boback, R.N. Reed, S. Green, Chad E. Montgomery, L.S. DeSouza, M. Chiaraviglio|
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Series Title||Herpetological Review|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Fort Collins Science Center|