Javelin Sand Boa (Eryx jaculus)
…is a species of Old World sand boa (Erycinae) that is native to Eastern Europe, the Middle East, and parts of Africa. Like other sand boas Eryx jaculus spends most of its time burying in the sand with only its eyes exposed, waiting for potential prey to approach. E. jaculus feeds mainly on rodents, but is known to feed on other small animals as well.
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