British pronunciation/ˈænɐkˌɒndɐ/
American pronunciation/ˌænəˈkɑndə/

a large semi-aquatic snake of the boa family that squeezes its prey to death, which inhabits tropical regions of South America

What is an "anaconda"?


An anaconda is a large, non-venomous snake native to tropical regions of South America. It is one of the largest snake species in the world, known for its incredible size and strength. Anacondas can grow to be over 20 feet long and weigh several hundred pounds. They have a thick, muscular body and a distinctive pattern of dark spots or bands on a lighter background. Anacondas are constrictor snakes, that rely on their powerful muscles to squeeze and suffocate their prey. They are known to feed on a variety of animals, including mammals, birds, and reptiles. Anacondas are primarily aquatic, spending much of their time in or near water, where they are skilled swimmers. Despite their formidable reputation, anacondas are generally not aggressive toward humans and are more commonly observed avoiding human contact.

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