ANACONDA

(Eunectes murinus)

ANACONDA

Distribution:

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The anaconda is a semi-acquatic constrictor snake which lives in South America (Orinoco, Argentina, Venezuela, etc.). It is part of the Eunectes genus. The Eunectes genus is devided into two sub-genera: the Eunectes murinus and the Eunectes notaeus.

CHARACTERISTICS
The anaconda is the largest snake in the world and can reach 10-12 m in length.

BEHAVIOR
The anaconda feels that it is in great danger in rare cases. It regurgitates its prey (which can be twice taller than it) to be able to get rid of the predators around it.

DIET
Anaconda can swallow a prey three times lager in diameter than its body. 
The largest adult snakes hunt large animals, such as deer, capybaras (the largest rodent in the world), wild boars etc. 

REPRODUCTION
The anaconda snakes are ovoviviparous animals. They give birth to live young. They are polygynous animals – thus males may mate with multiple females.

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