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anaconda

(ăn′ə-kŏn′də)
n.
Any of several nonvenomous, semiaquatic snakes of the genus Eunectes of tropical South America that kill by coiling around their prey, especially E. murinus, which can attain a length of up to 9 meters (29.5 feet).
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Gordon joined them as they took samples from a green anaconda measuring a record-breaking 5.
The green anaconda is a type of boa constrictor, a non-venomous snake that kills its prey by coiling round it and crushing it to death.
Scientists embark on a mission to discover more about constrictors, including the boa, python and green anaconda.
Tal vez, debido al cautiverio, se le ve sin muchas barbas, pero su apariencia es de gordura excesiva; mientras que la Green Anaconda, en otro habitat, duerme placidamente mostrando su cuerpo enorme como si estuviese lista para el ataque.
The northern species, referred to as the green anaconda (Eunectes murinus) is widely distributed throughout the lowland regions of northern and central South America in the Amazon and the Orinoco river basins.