The large anaconda is one of the largest snakes in the world and lives mainly in larger waters. There are numerous rumors about the size and weight of the giant boa. “450 kg heavy anaconda found!” “Anaconda discovered with a record length of 30 meters”. Something like that is always in the headlines. Scientifically proven is only a length of 6.95 m and 97.5 kg weight. Anacondas are usually never completely visible, but meander through the shallow water and wrap around prey. That’s what makes it so hard to determine their size. Or would you dare to go to a lake with Anacondas, “So please shut up, where is my centimeter measure, How big were the ancestors of the anaconda you read in the article Biggest Serpent of the World!
The amphibious giant snake is at home in the rivers and floodplain forests of the Amazon. The Great Anaconda feeds mainly on forest mammals that come to the river to drink. The prey animals are ambushed by the strangleong, entwined and then strangled or drowned. After it stops breathing, the victim is eaten headfirst. It can take up to six hours for the meal to arrive in the stomach. The big anaconda feels especially comfortable in the water. For drying, she likes to hang in the branches afterwards. The main organ of the snake is the split tongue. So she can smell and track her prey. The tongue is constantly licking. This leaves tiny traces of fragrances hanging from her. Then the substances get into the mouth and are perceived with a special organ.