Eryx johniiEryx johnii is a nonvenomous boa species endemic to…

Eryx johnii

Eryx johnii is a nonvenomous boa species endemic to Iran, Pakistan, and India. Adults rarely exceed 61 cm in total length (including tail). Adapted to burrowing, the head is wedge-shaped with narrow nostrils and very small eyes.The snake is found in dry, semi-desert scrub plains and rocky dry foothills. It prefers loose sand, or sandy soil that crumbles easily. The diet consists mainly of mammals such as rats, mice, and other small rodents that are killed by constriction. 

photo credits: Ashahar alias Krishna Khan