The rubber boa is a small, secretive, nocturnal snake, that looks like it is made of plasticine and appears to have two heads. Pretty cool
Southern British Columbia, in moist forest and grasslands
WHY SO SPECIAL
Canada’s “two-headed” snake
The rubber boa is a small, secretive, nocturnal snake. Because it hides under rocks and logs and inside rodent burrows, it is unknown to most people even though it is fairly common in some areas. The rubber boa is a miniature member of the boa family, famous for its larger tropical relatives, including the legendary boa constrictor. The rubber boa gets its name because of its plasticine-like appearance. When picked up, this docile reptile never bites and peacefully coils in your hand or wraps its smooth, silky body around your fingers or wrist. When alarmed, the inoffensive boa curls into a ball, hiding its head beneath its body and conspicuously exposing the blunt tip of its tail, which looks remarkably like a second head.