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Anaconda or Water Boa

About Anaconda or Water Boa

The Anaconda, or Water Boa, is one the world’s largest snakes, when born they can be 3 feet (1m) long. It is not known what length they can reach in the wild, but one in captivity measured more than 28 feet (8.6m) long from head to tail. Adult Anacondas can weigh nearly 450 pounds (204kg). They feed on turtles, caimans and Capybaras. Anacondas will lurk next to watering holes, waiting for animals to come drink. They then will catch their prey. Even though Anacondas are good climbers, they spend most of their time on the ground.