Biggest Snake In The World
The world’s biggest snake is the famed anaconda. It is not the longest but certainly the largest in terms of girth/diameter. This gigantic snake is found in the Amazon rainforests in South America. It is mostly found swimming in rivers and water streams. It belongs to the boa constrictor family.
Anacondas are excellent underwater hunters. However, their power should never be underestimated on land. A completely grown adult anaconda can reach a length of eight meters. It will easily weigh at least 250 kilograms. It can be as wide as a fully grown adult man, making it by far the largest snake species on earth. It is found throughout South East Asia, Africa, South and Central America.
Although these snakes are non venomous, they make use of powerful muscles to coil around their prey causing suffocation and multiple bone fractures leading to an increase in blood pressure resulting in instant death. Mating season can bring about some serious infighting between different male species trying to gain control and attract the female. In fact, several male snakes coil around the female and try to outdo the other by establishing supremacy. However, because the female is stronger than the males, it can overpower the others and choose a mate of its choice. She can lay anywhere from 20 to 50 litters at a time after completing the gestation period of seven months.
Anacondas eat small mammals, deer, birds, jaguars, antelopes, fishes, other amphibians and just about any creature that they can possibly swallow. In some cases, the female ends up eating its mate after laying her eggs.
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