8 February 2017 - THE ANACONDA


G'day folks,

Welcome to some gruesome facts about a whopping big snake. Anacondas are the heaviest snakes in the world. They live in water and can often slither unnoticed along the riverbed.

Amazing Facts About the Anaconda

  • There are four different species of anaconda: Green, Bolivian, Yellow and Dark-Spotted Anacondas.
  • The largest species is the Green Anaconda which can grow up to 30ft (9m) in length and weigh up to 550lbs (250kg)!
  • They are found in the Amazon Rainforest and usually inhabit marshes, swamps and slow moving streams.
  • Female anacondas are significantly larger than males.
  • Anacondas are not venomous and usually kill by constriction (wrapping around and squeezing their prey until they can no longer breath).
  • They are part of the boa constrictor family.
  • Once they have reached their adult size Anacondas can take on wild pigs, caiman, capybara and even jaguars!
  • Their jaws stretch so they can swallow their prey whole. After a large meal they do not need to eat for weeks.
  • They do not lay eggs but actually give birth to live young.

Clancy's comment: Awesome, eh? I have met a few two-legged anacondas in life. 

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