The Yellow Anaconda (Eunectes notaeus) is also known as the Paraguayan Anaconda, a large non-venomous boa snake from South America. It is one of the largest snakes in the world. It is a reptile.
The Yellow Anaconda a thick-bodied snake. It is yellow and golden-brown with a series of black or dark-brown saddles, blotches, spots, and streaks.
It can grow to 4 metres (14 feet). Females are larger than males.
The Yellow Anaconda is found in tropical Paraguay, southern Brazil, northeastern Argentina, and Bolivia. It prefers aquatic areas, such as swamps, marshes, slow-moving rivers and streams.
It kills its prey by constriction, squeezing it until it dies. It eats deer, birds, birds’ eggs, fish, turtles, caimans, lizards, and small mammals. It has few predators. These include the jaguar, fox, and eagles.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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