- Landscape (wider)
- The Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, the Internet Archive
A boa constrictor (Boa constrictor) is coiled around a branch with its tongue out. This large snake in the family Boinae is native to the American continent. It is active at night and usually feeds on small mammals and birds.
The caption reads in the original German:
Die Abgotts — oder gemeine Baum-Riesenschlange (Boa constrictor).