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Notes on some tropidophid snakes in captivity

Notes on some tropidophid snakes in captivity Candoia spp a t Sydney Zoo W I L L I A M H. T I M M I S Curator of Reptiles, Taronga Zoological Park Trust, Sydney, Australia" became interested in the wriggling action the boas Although boas are abundant in the Western did not strike. Pacific, little appears to have been recorded on their habits in captivity. The genus Candoia I decided to cover the cage floor with a deep layer of dead leaves. Immediately this was done (= Enygrus) has four species, Candoia australis, the boas buried themselves with just the tips of C. aspera, C. bibronii and C. carinata. their snouts showing above the surface. On During the spring of I 964 Sir Edward Hallstrom releasing several more skinks, which moved about was presented with several boas from the Solomon on the surface of the leaves, two boas, a carinata Islands region. After examining the scalation and comparing material in the Australian Museum it and an aspera, used their tails as lures and struck, was found that three species had been presentedtaking a large L. quoyii each. They continued to feed satisfactorily and several frogs Hyla caerulea, C. carinata, C . aspera and C. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Zoo Yearbook Wiley

Notes on some tropidophid snakes in captivity

International Zoo Yearbook , Volume 9 (1) – Jan 1, 1969

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Copyright © 1969 Wiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Company
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0074-9664
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1748-1090
DOI
10.1111/j.1748-1090.1969.tb02612.x
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Abstract

Candoia spp a t Sydney Zoo W I L L I A M H. T I M M I S Curator of Reptiles, Taronga Zoological Park Trust, Sydney, Australia" became interested in the wriggling action the boas Although boas are abundant in the Western did not strike. Pacific, little appears to have been recorded on their habits in captivity. The genus Candoia I decided to cover the cage floor with a deep layer of dead leaves. Immediately this was done (= Enygrus) has four species, Candoia australis, the boas buried themselves with just the tips of C. aspera, C. bibronii and C. carinata. their snouts showing above the surface. On During the spring of I 964 Sir Edward Hallstrom releasing several more skinks, which moved about was presented with several boas from the Solomon on the surface of the leaves, two boas, a carinata Islands region. After examining the scalation and comparing material in the Australian Museum it and an aspera, used their tails as lures and struck, was found that three species had been presentedtaking a large L. quoyii each. They continued to feed satisfactorily and several frogs Hyla caerulea, C. carinata, C . aspera and C.

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International Zoo YearbookWiley

Published: Jan 1, 1969

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