Anaconda is often referred to as the "King of Snakes".
They are shrouded in more controversy and rumor than
any other snake. This snake rarely reaches over 25 feet
in length, but legends that have kept people fascinated
for centuries saying that they are 50 feet or more long.
It is not the longest snake in the world, but it is
the most massive. Because of their bulk, large Green
Anacondas are much more mobile in the water than on
land and will spend most of their time in or near water.
Green Anacondas are ambush predators that typically
wait for unsuspecting prey to come within their striking
range. Anacondas are constrictors and it once believed
that they would suffocate their prey. Now it is believed
that the blood vessels are constricted and lack of circulation
to and from the heart is the direct cause of death.
The eyes of the Green Anacondas are located towards
the top of the head, close to the nostrils, allowing
them to keep almost their entire body underwater when
they come up for air or need to stealthily watch for
prey. Because of its extremely large size and aggressive
temperament, the Green Anaconda is an inappropriate
pet for all but the most experienced large snake keepers.
Even captive born and raised specimens tend to have
nasty dispositions and will bite with little or no provocation.