Anacondas

Appearance

The appearance of the anaconda is really fantastic. Scientifically, the female is larger than the male. It can weigh up to 550 lbs and can grow up to 29 feet long. This snake is the heaviest snake in the world and biggest. They have patches of black, brown, yellow, and orange covering their body. This cold blooded, reptile is not venomous. It can live over 10 years in the wild and 30 years in captivity.
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Habitat

The anaconda has a really interesting habitat. It lives in South America. This carnivore lives in parts of Guiana, Colombia, Venezuela, Perú, Trinidad, Tobago, Ecuador, and Bolivia. Brazil has a majority of them. Makes its home in swamps, marshes and streams and has large home ranges near the grasslands of the rainforest.
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Prey

This snake has a really strange way of eating. They don’t chew their food they squeeze it until it can’t breath then swallow it head first. This reptile eats meat like fish, small deer, wild pigs, and rodents. Young anacondas eat small animals like lizards, birds, and turtles. They use both sight and smell to hunt and don’t hunt alone.
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Friends and Enemies

This reptile has lots of friends but very few enemies. The enemies are caimans and sometimes jaguars. People can also be an enemy because humans kill the anacondas for their scales. They use the scales for purses and some kinds of clothes. Humans also they sell them as pets. The anaconda shares its home with stingrays, electric eels, and other kinds of snakes like boas, pythons, and more.
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