Sunday, November 7, 2010
The yellow anaconda (Eunectes notaeus) is a species of snake found in South America. It is part of the Boidae family like the green anaconda. It is rated as Near Threatened by the IUCN. There are no subspecies found.
The yellow anaconda grow about 10 to 12 feet long which shows that they are not as big as the green anaconda. Females are bigger than males. They normally have a body color of yellow, greenish yellow and golden tan. The yellow anacondas have a series of dark brown or black blotches, saddles, spots and streaks.
The yellow anaconda is found in South American countries like Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay.
The yellow anaconda eats fish, caiman hatchlings and birds. They kill their prey by coiling their body around their victim and suffocating them to death. Sometimes, larger yellow anacondas, eat deers if it comes to close to the water.
Source of picture 1:http://gallery.usgs.gov/tags/NR2009_10_13/list/10_16_2009_h40Of66eey_10_16_2009_0/1