Well This time we write about an anaconda constricting a turtle, a fierce moment captured on camera.
You’ve probably heard of anacondas but did you know there are kinds of them? Let take a brief insight about this kind we’ve gotten here, The Green Anaconda
A member of the boa family, South America’s green anaconda is, pound for pound, the largest snake in the world. Its cousin, the reticulated python, can reach slightly greater lengths, but the enormous girth of the anaconda makes it almost twice as heavy.
On Land and in Water
Anacondas live in swamps, marshes, and slow-moving streams, mainly in the tropical rain forests of the Amazon and Orinoco basins. They are cumbersome on land, but stealthy and sleek in the water. Their eyes and nasal openings are on top of their heads, allowing them to lay in wait for prey while remaining nearly completely submerged.
Green anacondas can grow to more than 29 feet, weigh more than 550 pounds, and measure more than 12 inches in diameter. Females are significantly larger than males. Other anaconda species, all from South America and all smaller than the green anaconda, are the yellow, dark-spotted, and Bolivian varieties.
Diet and Hunting
They reach their monumental size on a diet of wild pigs, deer, birds, turtles, capybara, caimans, and even jaguars. Anacondas are nonvenomous constrictors, coiling their muscular bodies around captured prey and squeezing until the animal asphyxiates. Jaws attached by stretchy ligaments allow them to swallow their prey whole, no matter the size, and they can go weeks or months without food after a big meal.
I think you’ve now learn most about the green anaconda so lets move to our main topic.
This is the astonishing moment a tiny turtle snatched victory from the jaws of defeat after escaping the grasp of a giant anaconda. It looked as though the turtle’s fate was sealed when the large snake clapped eyes on its prey and wrapped itself around the much smaller creature.
The anaconda had gripped its prey in the water, and was attempting to squeeze the air out of the turtle, which was able to cling to life because of its tough protective shell.
The anaconda was trying to stifle the turtle but it came unstuck because of its hard shell. Even though it couldn’t crush the turtle it became clear that it would drown if I didn’t do something.
On average anacondas grow to more than 20 feet long and can weigh a staggering 21 stone. The deadly snakes are not venomous but are known for hiding in shallow waters waiting to surprise their prey before killing them by either constricting them or drowning them.