POSTED: Thursday, September 6, 2012 - 2:47pm
UPDATED: Friday, September 7, 2012 - 1:16pm
LUFKIN — Five Madagascan Ground Boas were born at the Ellen Trout Zoo on Tuesday, September 4, 2012.
This species is the largest species of snake found on the island of Madagascar.
Growing 8-10 feet long as adults, Madagascan Ground Boas can be found in the inland portions of this island country.
Madagascan Ground Boas are one of only a few species of Boas found in the Old World. These babies, born nearly two feet long, are already capable of eating small rodents.
Madagascan Ground Boas have been exhibited at the Ellen Trout Zoo for more than ten years.
These young snakes are the first of their kind to be born here.