The Dreaded Anaconda


The Green Anaconda is the largest snake living on this Earth and it, surprisingly, is not poisonous but it has another trick up its skin-the power of constriction. Constriction is when the snake sneaks up on its prey and then strangles it by putting its body around the prey squeezing it to death and then it just gobbles it up. Some interesting facts are

* With an average length of 6 m (20 ft.) and a top length of 8.8 m (29 ft.) the green anaconda is one of the longest snakes in the world. The green anaconda, with a girth of nearly 30 cm (12 in.) and a weight of 227 kg (550 lb.), is the heaviest of all snakes.

* They are capable of swallowing a whole deer!

* Green anacondas have also been known to partake in cannibalism. Females, the larger of the sexes, have been reported to eat smaller male anacondas.

* They live and are found in South America and the Amazon Rainforest.

* They are mostly found in hidden swamps and are camouflaged.


It has been stated that very large anaconda snakes can devour humans and for people living in Brazil and some other countries in South America, anacondas are a daily danger. Captive-bred anacondas can make calm, tractable pets when raised properly, but they do get large, and their strength should be respected. This is not a species for anyone under the age of 18 or for anyone who does not have a reasonable amount of experience working with large constrictors. You will not be able to see any anacondas in any zoos but pythons are quite common to see local zoos. Anacondas do have teeth though!!!

by Hariket

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