Anacondas are part of the constrictor family; they use their body to wrap around the prey item and squeeze until they are no longer breathing.

All anacondas are not poisonous/ venomous species of snake.

With that being said there is no such things as a “poisonous” snake, the correct term is “venomous”. There is a big difference between the two.

If Poison is drank, it does not have to come into contact with your blood stream to be effective. Whilst venom in theory could be drank without effect IF there is no contact with the blood. Please do not assume you  drink venom, humans very often have small cuts within their internal organs. This is more than enough for venom to enter your bloodstream.

But this explains why snakes who are venomous have fangs which penetrate the prey items skin.

So why do anacondas not have venom?

Anacondas don’t need venom because of how unbelievably powerful they are at constricting their prey.

People assumed the pressure applied from a constricting anaconda would be around the weight of a motorbike on your chest, when a real life test with pressure pads happened, the anaconda squeeze so hard, it was the equivalent of have medium sized truck on your chest, that is unreal to think of the power of anacondas.

Why do they not slip out and get away?

The first thing an anaconda will do upon striking at their prey is sink their teeth as deep as possible. Once achieved, they have 0% chance getting out of the snake’s grip.

Anacondas and other constricting snakes have reclined teeth which when in the skin act like lots of little fishing hooks, the more you pull away the deep their teeth will go.

Are anacondas a danger to humans?

Potentially, there is no confirmed killing of a fully grown adult, but children have been found in the belly of the snakes. Rarely will an anaconda target a human as our scent is not what they are naturally attracted to looking for.

Anacondas love birds, rodents and pretty much anything they get a hold of is going to become their dinner. Humans walking too close and not seeing an anaconda can trigger a food response. This is thought to create mistaken identity, but they 100% do not actively hunt humans.

Where would you find a monster anaconda?

There are multiple sub species of anaconda, the largest and most well-known is the green anaconda. They are primarily found within south American regions such as the Amazon rainforrest.

Finding huge snake in the wild is difficult due how good anacondas are at stealth, they are often found roaming within the rivers under the water, even copying the crocodile and remaining dead still at the bank until a mammal comes to get a drink and taking the easy meal into the water.

How big can an adult anaconda get to?

The anaconda in the top 3 largest snakes in the world (The biggest snake in the world is the reticulated python) the largest recorded anaconda measures a huge 28feet in length which was caught in the wild.

Monster snakes are more often found in the wild due to their diet being controlled by the snake itself and being such a greedy reptile, they achieve these massive sizes.

With this large size, the anaconda takes the #1 spot for the heaviest snake in the world some being weigh at over 500lb’s, that is enormous!

Is there such thing as a pet anaconda?

Yes, anacondas are kept in captivity and have been for decades, they must only be cared by extremely experienced reptile enthusiasts.

There is one girl who is well-known as the best anaconda handler in the world, we have put a link to the video about her below.


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