One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A short snake with a stout shiny brown body that looks and feels like rubber, found in western North America.
Charina bottae, family Boidae
- ‘If you do find a rubber boa, please do not disturb it.’
- ‘Rubber boas are secretive, slow-moving, docile snakes, usually found under logs and rocks in either moist or dry forest habitats.’
- ‘When threatened, Rubber Boas will sometimes hide their head and elevate the tip of their tail to fool a predator into attacking the tail which looks somewhat like a head.’
- ‘Like their relatives, rubber boas kill by constriction, with prey usually mice or shrews.’
- ‘Montanas rubber boa is the northernmost relative of the giant boa constrictor and anaconda of South America.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.