Kenyan sand boa

The Kenyan sand boa spends most of its life buried in the sand where it is invisible. This snake has a blunt head, small eyes, and a thick, short body.

Fast Facts

  • When threatened the Kenyan sand boa buries itself in ground.
  • The Kenyan sand boa typically hunts by lying in wait under sand and ambushing passing prey.
  • The Kenyan sand boa has been known to kill small prey by dragging it under the sand to suffocate it.

Scientific name

Colubrinus loveridge
Range  East Africa
Conservation status Not Listed
Diet Carnivore
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