Anaconda (for Bayram Gocmen) (50)
|Yesterday Bayram Gocmen asked if I took some photos of reptiles and frogs from the Amazon region. I did, there were so many animals to watch and photograph. as some of you already know I prefer birds and landscapes, I am not good at macros and close-ups as a result not all the photos came up the way I like them to be. So I skip a lot of species because of the image quality. |
As he reminded me of the photos I don't upload- this is a young Anaconda for Bayram, hope you like it.
Species: E. murinus
*Common names: anaconda, common anaconda, water boa, green anaconda
Eunectes is a genus of non-venomous boas found in tropical South America, commonly called anacondas. An aquatic group of snakes inhabiting swamps and rivers, its members include some of the largest snakes in the world. Despite this, little was known about them until recently. The name Eunectes is derived from the Greek word Eυνήκτης, which means "good swimmer."
Eunectes murinus is a non-venomous boa species found in South America. It is known as one of the largest of all snakes.
Found in countries east of the Andes, including Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and on the island of Trinidad.
Primarily aquatic, they eat a wide variety of prey, almost anything they can manage to overpower, including fish, birds, a variety of mammals, and other reptiles. Particularly large anacondas may even consume large prey such as tapir, deer, capybara, caiman, and sometimes crocodiles and jaguars, but such large meals are not regularly consumed. In addition, there have been many reports and documentaries on anacondas consuming humans.They employ constriction to subdue their prey. Cannibalism among green anacondas is also known, most recorded cases involving a larger female consuming a smaller male. Scientists cite several possible reasons for this, including the dramatic sexual dimorphism in the species and the possibility that female anacondas require additional food intake after breeding to sustain their long gestation period and the male simply being an opportunistic prey item, but the exact reason is not understood