Anaconda - the largest snake in the world
• Anaconda - the largest snake in the world
Snakes - by themselves create quite unsightly, and very few people like to look at, and even more so to the touch.
It is unlikely that large numbers of people meeting with a snake in some woods will cause any positive emotions, but do not forget that the snakes come in different sizes, and if in our forests is rare to find someone bigger grass snake or a viper, for a journey where someday in the tropics, we run the risk of stumbling on the very unusual for our eye instance - anaconda.
The biggest snake in the world actually lives in a fairly remote places, especially for ordinary tourists, but still we introduce you to this amazing creeping giant.
So, let's start with the most interesting - in the length of the biggest snake usually reaches 5-6 meters, but sometimes there are 9-meter instances. The very same length of the captured snake was a giant anaconda length of 11, 43 meters. Although preserve this individual failed - its length was reliably documented.
At the moment it is considered the longest 9-meter anaconda is contained in the New York Zoological Society. Anaconda can identify not only the huge size but also by the characteristic gray-green color, with two rows of round and oblong brown spots on the back and yellow spots in the black border - on the sides. It's almost perfect camouflage for the snakes, accustomed to watch for his victims sitting in the water, covered with leaves and algae.
Because of the inaccessibility of habitat anacondas, objective data on the size of their populations yet. Basically, these giant snakes live in the quiet backwaters of the Amazon and Orinoco, only occasionally crawling ashore bask in the sun.
In the old literature often be found the name "water boa", so to is actually a subspecies of boas, and most of its life it is in the water, but still have this subspecies has its own name -.. A giant anaconda .
If the reservoir, which is home to anaconda, dry and not near other plants - snake buries itself in the mud and falls into a kind of hibernation until the rainy season begins. The biggest snake in the world can not live normally and to hunt out of reservoirs.
Even old skin anaconda dump, "without leaving home" - rub against the river bottom, slowly pulling off the old cover
Like other boas, the anaconda is not poisonous, and their victims pacifies "close embrace" and then squeezing, from which the animal escape is practically impossible, but man still has albeit meager, but the chance to have time to catch the tail of the snake and do not give him to turn around itself - so make the trainers in the circus. Although anaconda with this trick is unlikely to help, t. To. It is incomparably larger than any circus boa. By the way, the female anaconda is much larger and stronger than the males
The largest snake catches hapless animals, trapping them in the water. But it's not just tapirs, capybaras and the like herbivores - there were times when the large anaconda devouring even a jaguar! Of course, to catch this dangerous predator, the snake should be appropriate - the usual 6-meter anaconda is not under force. In addition, for lunch it often get many waterfowl and birds and other snakes - known case in which the anaconda strangled and swallowed 2, 5-foot python. Me like anaconda and eat without the slightest zazzreniya conscience - survival of the fittest.
There is a misconception that the biggest snake flattens its victims, breaking bones and damaging internal organs in the world. This is not true. Embrace anacondas are not intended to break and hurt your writing - it is enough that the victim is completely blocked access of oxygen by immobilization of the chest and body as a whole, so that all captured anaconda animals die from suffocation.
An adult anaconda in the wild, almost nothing threatens - only a few jaguars and caimans can deal with it, but it happens very rarely. Young autologous massively killed by a variety of predators teeth.
The biggest snake in the world is often referred to in many books and even become the main negative "character" of a series of the same name Hollywood thrillers.