All have felt fear of snakes, either by their appearance or simply thinking about their painful bite, but there is one that would leave without speaking to anyone in the world without a doubt, this is the Anaconda.
The anaconda is scientifically called “Eunectes Murinus”, is also called the boa’s “water” and is the largest snake that exists across the planet Earth.
Gets to measure up to 10 metres in total length, which is incredible. It also has 30 centimeters in diameter and its weight reaches 2000 kilograms.
Despite his intimidating size is not a poisonous snake but a constrictor snake, i.e., catch their prey with their tusks and makes that you soak in water until choking, to crush it, swallowing it completely, and begin an extensive digestive process.
In this article we have prepared for you, we will explain all about this amazing animal.
Characteristics of the Anaconda.
As you discussed is the planet’s largest snake, being females more than males, reaching up to 10 meters in length.
Their coloration is generally a dark green, with some spots in oval shape that tend to be black and ochre.
In her womb has with whitish and at the end of its tail shows some designs between the colors yellow and black, these designs are unique to each copy of anaconda.
It has a very strong and a little flattened head with two eyes of small size with elliptical pupil.
Its snout is coated by a number specific thickened scales, in total are 6, you will need 3 on each side.
The caudal region is the only part of your body that isn’t covered in scales.
The anaconda is considered one of the best swimmers. And can remain submerged up to 10 minutes.
The eyes and the nostrils of the Anaconda are at the top of his head, that are kept out of the water when he decides to plunge.
Life expectancy does not exceed 15 years.
You spend much time in the Sun to keep its body temperature and when the environment gets colder tend to enter hibernation stage.
The anaconda is a harmless snake, since it has no tendency to attack humans, unless it is disturbed, and should do so in self defense.
Habitat of the Anaconda
The anaconda is native to the rivers of South America and we can be found in the rainforest, swamps and savannas.
Dispatched by the Plains and the banks of the Orinoco River in Venezuela. It is also in the Amazon, Paraguay, Trinidad, Colombia, Brazil, Peru and Bolivia.
Power of the Anaconda
Anacondas are carnivorous snakes, usually feed on large rodents such as rats and mice, as well as deer, fish, frogs, birds and many other reptiles of water.
Capture their prey when they go to drink water, surprise them and trap and screwed them with his body until they stop breathing, his attack lasts 10 seconds.
When they are on land and up the trees they arise from one of the branches and are surprised by the animal will eat.
The anaconda prefers to get its food in the water, as Earth moves very slow.
Reproduction of the Anaconda
Mating generally occurs between the months of April and may, their gestation period is 24 weeks.
They will have 20 to 40 offspring when they are born can reach 60 cm and are completely independent of the mother.