The rubber boa feels like rubber and has a blunt head. There is no noticeable neck and tail which are common traits for burrowing boas. Sometimes called a "two-headed snake" because the tail is shaped like the head.
- The rubber boa is one of two boa species native in the United States, the other is the rosy boa.
- When threatened it curls into a tight ball, raising its tail above the coils and waiving it in a characteristic striking motion.
- The rubber boa endures cold much better than most snakes.
|Range||Northwestern United States|
|Conservation status||Least Concern|