Greetingsssss! I’m Bo, the green anaconda. There are four different species of anaconda; I’m just the most well-known. We all come from South America, usually the Amazon River. We really like the water! In fact, we spend most of our lives in the water because it provides most of our food, in one way or another. We like to ambush our prey. We hide just under the water with only our eyes and nose exposed so we can see and breathe. We wait for just the right moment . . . then we launch at our prey, pull them into the water, and give them a good squeeze. We have jaws that can unhinge so we can open them really wide to swallow our dinner. Unlike humans, we just swallow our food whole.
We’re not very friendly creatures. The only time we hang out with other anacondas is when it’s time to find a mate. We can be quite nasty to each other, even eating each other! We aren’t the best-behaved animals in the world.
Like us, some of you may have done some things you aren’t proud of, things that are sinful. All humans are sinners. Romans 3:23 tell us, “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” That means all humans have the same problem, no matter what they look like or where they live. You’re all equal in God’s eyes. It’s a sin problem. Every human has done some wrong things. Whether you think they are big or a small sins does not matter: they are wrong. But God loves you and wants to take your sins away!
Size: From 9 feet–17.1 feet
Diet: Any meat it can swallow, preferably fish and small birds
Habitat: The Amazon Basin of South America
Lifespan: About 10 years