Sampson is a Guyanan Red-tailed Boa constrictor. He's very mellow and the kids always love his red tail. You might be wondering why his tail is a different color than the rest of his body? It's his "fishing lure"! In the wild, he'd hide with his tail near his well-camouflaged head. He'd twitch his tail and lure unsuspecting prey into coming over to check it out. Then... he'd pounce on his snack!