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Green Anaconda

Eunectes murinus

Range

  • Amazon basin of South America

Habitat

  • Rainforests

Diet

  • Rodents
  • Deer
  • Fish
  • Peccaries
  • Capybaras
  • Tapirs
  • Turtles
  • Birds
  • Dogs
  • Sheep
  • Caiman
  • Jaguars

Camouflaged to the rainforest, these constrictors are the world’s heaviest snake species.

While slow on land, they are fast and agile in the water that buoy their weight. Animals fleeing predators seek refuge in the water where hidden anaconda wait; only the snakes’ eyes and nostrils peep above the murky water. The eggs hatch inside the female’s body and she gives birth to 20-50 live young.

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