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No matter where you are swimming, do you always get that icky feeling that a shark or an alligator is about to come up and grab you? Whether you’re swimming in a pool or the ocean doesn’t matter. There’s always that feeling that something is bigger than you, ready to grab you. After watching this video, you might be surprised that giant anacondas roam the waters, too!
Green Ancaonda Sighting
The short YouTube video at the top of this blog post shares footage of a giant anaconda eating. The Brian Barczyk YouTube page filmed and shared this video. This channel is dedicated to a man who has a deep love for all things animals. We see incredible videos of fish, sharks, lizards, snakes, and other reptiles.
Massive Anaconda Has Pig For Dinner
At the start of this video, we are taken to a private enclosure. Barczyk and his team are getting ready to feed his massive green anaconda. Not only is she hungry, but she is looking for a rather large meal.
Barcyzk gets her a big pig to eat. However, they want to see if she will get it. So they dangle the pig over the water. Suddenly, the anaconda leaps out of the water and grabs the pig, taking it down to the depths of her pool. Green anacondas have mighty jaws. The Smithsonian’s National Zoo states they will “use their strong jaws to capture their prey, then use their muscular bodies to suffocate the prey before swallowing it whole.”
The latest measurements on this anaconda were about three years ago when it was 12 feet long. It looks as though it has grown some more. How big they can grow will shock you!
How Big Can Green Anacondas Get?
Green anacondas (E. murinus) are among the most fascinating species of anacondas. Unlike many species in the wild that have hundreds or even thousands of species, the anaconda only has four.
- Green anaconda (Eunectes murinus)
- Yellow anaconda (Eunectes notaeus)
- Darkly-spotted anaconda (Eunectes deschauenseei)
- Bolivian anaconda (Eunectes beniensis)
The green anaconda is known for its tremendous length, especially in that of females. The female green anacondas can sometimes be up to five times bigger than males. And they can reach up to lengths of 26 feet (8 meters), according to the United States Geological Survey. However, this is nothing compared to the longest green anaconda found in Brazil, which reached 33 feet in length and weighed 880 pounds.
These hungry predators enjoy preying on birds, capybaras, peccaries, and pigs, as shown in the video clip above!
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