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Posted by pmpimbura on May 12, 2003 at 09:25:12:
In Reply to: Red-Tailed Boa's posted by GregMc on May 11, 2003 at 22:10:48:
you cannot really tell the difference between suriname and guyana boas. They are too close in proximity to make that division. This is why when someone doesn't know the locale of their BCC they may describe it as a "true red tail." Classic boas from both of these locales have tan backrounds and dark saddles with nice red tails. There are obviously many varitions to this "classic" look. Darker tails, circlebacks, ladder tails, stripes, abberant patterns, loads of pink and purple undertones and speckles are a few common variations.
Colombian boas on the other hand are a completely different subspecies. They are far more common than BCC's. Their tails are more of a rust color than true red tails.
Some boas are too close to call. If you still can't tell the difference, you can always post a pic on here. There might also be some differences in number of saddles or scale pattern but I am not sure about that. I also know that true red tails get larger as a generalization and are a little more feisty than BCI's.