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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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Anaconda Mining will improve productivity, while increasing CNAs research capacity.
The law forced anyone who owned an anaconda prior to 2010 to tag it with an electronic transponder, allowing officials to track it, but FWC officials say there was no tag found on the anaconda in question.
"Yellow anacondas are amazing snakes and have the most wonderful markings and colouration.
Paul Rosalie , a celebrated jungled-exploring naturalist and author, would done a special multilayer suit and be swallowed by a large anaconda. The suit had self-contained oxygen supplies.
The promotion claims that filmmaker Paul Rosolie "enters the belly of an anaconda in a custom-built, snake-proof suit." The video shows a him walking near a snake in a spaceman-type outfit, supposedly designed to make him as appetizing as possible.
In his job as documentarist, Rosolie had gone with poachers to film the illegal trade in endangered species, including the anaconda, which could grow up to 6.6 metres.
A small green anaconda, housed at the Bewdley-based attraction's Reptile World, has miraculously produced a brood of three babies without coming into contact with a male in a rare reproductive phenomenon.
According to an Air India spokesperson, the anacondas -- which are natives of South America -- were carried in a specially packed container which is compatible for transportation on an aircraft, in compliance with IATA regulations for carriage of live animals.
Mr McCann made his attempt afterwards, in the full knowledge of folklore about the creatures from guides, including instances of Anacondas emerging from the water to snatch people from canoes in Bolivia, and breaking people's ribs with their coils.
AN INTREPID explorer - dubbed the real-life Indiana Jones - has told of the moment he crept up on an anaconda and snared the 19-foot beast.
A DVD box set comprising Anaconda, Anacondas: The Hunt For The Blood Orchid, Anaconda 3: Offspring and Anacondas: Trail Of Blood is also available..
VIPERED OUT The monster snake lived 60 million years ago Colombia 11:00 am 60,000,000BC; SSSUPERSIZED Huge fossil bone, right, compared to that of a modern anaconda, left