By Josie July 5th, 2023
(who's still alive!)
Cannibalism, while rare, does occur among snakes due to factors like food scarcity and size disparity.
Among rattlesnakes, larger females have been known to consume smaller males, especially post-mating.
Anacondas are some of the largest snakes, reaching lengths of 15-29 feet, and weights of 130-550 pounds!
Their diet includes animals such as capybaras, tapirs, deer, caimans, and even turtles.
Being one of the world’s largest snakes, they have a voracious appetite.
Their jaws are specially designed to stretch wide, allowing them to swallow prey that is significantly larger than their head.
Being excellent swimmers, they lie in wait in water bodies, exposing only their nostrils and eyes, before ambushing their prey.
The anaconda is a constrictor, meaning it kills its prey by suffocating it rather than delivering venom.