Rainbow boas are large snakes with red and black stripes and smooth scales. They have cylindrical bodies with 3 red stripes running the entire length of their body. They also have yellow and red strips on sides of their belly scales. The adult size is considered to be in the range of 27 to 48 inches and the younger ones are patterned very much like the adults. Rainbow boas usually dwell in water or in the coastal regions of South Carolina. They have round eye pupils, their dorsal scales are smooth and their anal scales are usually divided. They usually prey on eels, which are reported to be their favorite food. Their young babies eat salamanders and tadpoles. According to popular beliefs, rainbow boas are not poisonous. They are mostly proactive at night.