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anaconda

A boa from South America (Eunectes murinus), the largest snake in the world; may be more than 11 m/36 ft long, weighing over 500 kg/1100 lb; dull colour with large irregular dark spots; inhabits slow-moving water; may climb low trees; eats birds, mammals, caimans, turtles; also known as the green anaconda.

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