Anaconda is the largest snake on Earth. And, of course, the thickest one. She lives in South America in the Amazon River. But not only there. She has practically no enemies. Her main enemy is man.
Several species of anacondas and a reticulated Asian python fought for the title of the thickest and longest snake. As a result, the tournament was won by the giant green anaconda (eunectes murinus). It is a rather massive snake. The thickness of her torso is simply amazing: in girth it will be equal to that of an adult man with a strong physique. And if the anaconda is also full, then it becomes so thick that it is simply impossible to embrace its body! It is worth noting that the anaconda cannot be called some kind of fatty among snakes, since its thickness is commensurate with the rest of the body parameters. The usual length of a green anaconda is 6 to 7 meters. However, the Zoological Society in New York still contains the longest of all anacondas, which reaches 9 meters in length! A balanced and healthy diet may have played a role. It is officially recorded that an anaconda once lived, the length of which was 11 meters 43 centimeters. Unfortunately, this specimen was already dead at the time of its measurement.
The green anaconda lives in the equatorial forests of Latin America, Malaysia and the island of Trinidad. Another name for the fattest snake in the world is water python, mother of rivers, butcher of bulls. The thickest and largest snake in the world is distinguished not only by its size, but also by its characteristic color. The anaconda is covered with grayish-greenish tones, on the sides it has yellow spots in a black edging. Its back is covered with oblong brown spots. All this is the protective coloration of the reptile, which is considered an ideal aid in hunting: guarding its prey in the water, the anaconda merges with algae and leaves. As already mentioned, anacondas live in places that are inaccessible to humans, inhabiting the quiet backwaters of the Orinoco and Amazon. Sometimes these predators crawl ashore to bask in the warm rays of the southern sun.
The fattest snake in the world hunts from an ambush, patiently waiting for the future victim. Animals descending to the watering hole do not notice the anaconda at all, which skillfully disguises itself as algae and grass. Its cunning color misleads the future victim: as soon as an unlucky bull, deer or tapir bend over the water to drink, a lightning throw of an anaconda immediately occurs. The fattest snake on Earth operates with its non-poisonous teeth only for the first seconds, and then the muscles are used. The embrace of a water boa constrictor is cruel and deadly, but the green anaconda does not break the bones of its victim, but simply strangles it. The snake drags the already limp prey into the water. The diet of anaconda is varied: small mammals (young gobies, tapirs, deer, pigs), small birds, fish.
Curiously, the skin of the thickest snake in the world is highly prized. The thick and shiny skin of the green anaconda is used to make suitcases, boots, horse blankets. The meat and fat of anaconda is used by humans for food. The peoples inhabiting South America speak of the anaconda meat as extremely tasty and even sweetish in taste. It is curious that man is almost the only enemy of the fattest snake in the world. She has practically no other enemies - in the dense tropical wilds she feels like a full-fledged mistress.