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The green anaconda is a large, constricting snake native to South America, mostly the Amazon River basin. It is the heaviest and one of the longest snakes in the world. Anacondas are mostly active at night and live mostly in the water. They are ambush predators, floating just below the water’s surface and waiting for their prey. When the prey strays within range, the anaconda will strike, pulling the prey into the water and constricting them to death. Like most other snakes, anacondas swallow their food whole. Ananconda prey consists of anything they can swallow, but their preferred foods are birds, fish, and small reptiles and birds. Anacondas give birth to live young, usually between twenty to forty at a time.
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