anaconda snake

anaconda snake

Scientific name: Eunectes Murinus
Family Group: Boidae
Length: up to 6.30 m ( 21 ft)
Weight: up to 97.5 kg
Distribution: South America

Also known as Green Anaconda and the Water Boa this anaconda is the world's heaviest and arguably the longest reptile. It  is most famously known for being the largest of snakes throughout history for reaching astonishing size

anaconda snake

anaconda snake facts

  • Up to now largest anaconda ever measured was almost 28 feet long with a grith of 44 inches with an estimated weight of over 500 lbs

  • The "Green anaconda" is primarily nocturnal anaconda species and tends to spend most of its life in or around the water 

  • This might appear to be rather slow and sluggish when traveling on land due to their size but they can have reach high speeds when in water 

  • While in the water they float beneath the surface of the water with their snouts above the surface waiting for prey 

  • When prey passes by or stops to drink these dangerous snakes strike and constrict the prey until suffocation takes hold or is crushed to death and lies from internal bleeding . After that the snake then unhinges it's elastic jaw and swallows the victim whole 

  • As for their diet large anacondas may even consume prey as large as tapirs deer caimans and even jaguars

  • According to many local stories and legends , Anacondas are said to even be a man eater but little evidence supports such activity 

  • They employ construction to sub due their prey Cannibalism among green anacondas is also known most recorded cases involving a larger female consuming a smaller male 

  • Although anacondas do have teeth but they are a species of venomous snakes 

  • However it is possible to be bitten by an anaconda but the bite itself would not be fatal

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