Anaconda by kenneth cooper

When it is in the water, whole body, except nostrils which are located on the top of its head, is submerged. Anaconda can stay under water for 10 minutes before it comes to the surface to grab some air. The maximum verified length of an anaconda is 30 feet (9 m), but on average they grow to around 15 feet (4.5 m) for females, and around 9 feet (2.7 m) for males.

The green anaconda can grow up to 20 feet long and weigh a whopping 200 pounds. That's a big body to feed. And the world's largest rodent, the carapace, is the perfect entree.
Anacondas are stocky, muscular snakes that are thicker than other boas. They have thick necks and narrow but large heads.
Green anacondas-True to their name, these are greenish-brown, olive, or greenish-gray. They have black or brown egg-shaped spots on the mid-to posterior back of their bodies. Their sides are sometimes more yellow than green with egg-shaped spots with yellow centers, according to the Jacksonville Zoo.
Yellow anacondas- have yellow, golden-tan, or yellow-green coloring with black or dark brown blotches, spots, streaks, and dorsal bands. Each snake has a unique pattern of yellow and black scales on the bottom of its tail. The average length is about 9 feet (2.7 m), according to the World Land Trust.
Beni or Bolivian anacondas- Not much is known about these anacondas, which were long considered a hybrid of yellow and green anacondas until scientists determined they were their own species. Their coloring is similar to the green anaconda.
Dark-spotted anacondas-These anacondas have dark brown or black spots on a brown background and grow to be about 9 feet (2.7 m) long.
Behavioral habits- Anacondas are most active in the early evening and at night. Their large size makes them cumbersome on land but they can move swiftly in the water.
They like to eat fish, turtles, caimans, cascaras, pigs, jaguars, deer. When they hunt smaller meal, they eat up to 40 pounds of food per day.
Anaconda is not a venomous snake. It uses strong and muscular body to kill its prey. Like other constrictors, anaconda will grab its victim, wrap its body around the prey and squeeze it until it dies from suffocation.
Let’s wrap our heads around the stranger-than-fiction world of these heavyweight constrictors.
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