The snake suddenly opened its beady eyes. Slowly, very slowly, it raised its head until its eyes were on a level with Harry's…
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This moment has 3 zoom levels.
- The lights in the exhibit flicker when you put your mouse on it
- In the exhibit on the right side, a newt moves up along the tree when moving your mouse over it
- Hovering over the snake causes it to move up and the glass to vanish
- The sign to the right of the snake can be clicked on for a closer look
This specimen was bred in the zoo.
Boa constrictors can grow up to four metres long. They eat anything they set their sights on including birds, pigs and monkeys. They do this by grabbing their prey, wrapping their bodies around their victims until they suffocate, and finally swallowing them whole.
Don't worry, we keep the boa constrictors in our zoo well fed!
The flickering light makes a ticking sound and echoing footsteps can be heard. There is also the continuous sound of running water.