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Known as the boa, the black mamba is the second-largest snake in the world and is known for its aggressive behavior. It has a venom that can cause a person to collapse within 45 minutes. It is also the second-fastest snake in the world, behind the king cobra. This snake is quite beautiful and often grows in homes as a pet. Its length ranges between three to four meters. Males are generally larger than females.
The name green anaconda comes from the Latin word murinus, which means ‘of mice’. It is thought to feed primarily on mice. It is one of the 10 largest snakes in the world, and its body measures up to 30 feet (9 meters) long.
Green anacondas typically grow to be around six feet long and weigh around 154 pounds, but they can grow to nearly eight feet long and weigh as much as 550 pounds. They are most often found living in South America. They prefer to live in water, where they are less likely to be seen or disturbed. Adaptation to aquatic life has led these snakes to develop nostrils and eyes on the top of their head. These features allow them to breathe while underwater.
Green anacondas spend the majority of their time in the water, and use their keen senses of sight and smell to hunt for prey. They can also feel the heat of their potential prey. Throughout their lives, they consume a variety of fish, birds, and even small mammals. Snakes are also known to hunt humans and other animals for their skin.
The Amethystine Python is a large snake species that grows up to 20 feet long. However, its length can vary from one individual to another. The male is usually smaller than the female. Its color is olive-brown and its scales are iridescent, giving the appearance of a purple shimmer.
This large, nonvenomous snake is native to Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Australia. It is a popular species of reptile keeper. Although it is classified as the least concern, its population is threatened by illegal poaching.
The Amethystine Python is a very beautiful animal. Its scales have a milky iridescent sheen, which makes it look like an amethyst. Its dorsal scales are composed of 39 to 53 rows at the midbody. Its posterior lower labials have deep pits.
Its average length is between two and four meters. However, a larger female can reach six and a half feet in length. Its weight is also dependent on where it was born. Males weigh 1.1 to 1.4 kg while females can weigh up to 1.6 kg. Males are smaller and leaner than females. They average 5.1 kg (11 lb) at maturity. Occasionally, they can reach eleven kilograms (24 lb).
African rock python
One of the world’s largest snakes, the African rock python is found throughout Africa. Its range covers most of sub-Saharan Africa and extends south into the Democratic Republic of Congo. It shares its range with the African House Snake and the Berg Adder. The two species often hybridize in the southern portion of their range.
The African Rock Python inhabits a wide variety of habitats in Africa but is most common near water sources. During the dry season, the snake goes dormant. It kills prey by constriction, and can easily eat larger prey than itself. It also uses its powerful teeth to immobilize and stun its prey.
Its body is thick and heavily built. It is covered with blotches of varying colors that sometimes join up into a wide, irregular stripe. The head of the snake is triangle-shaped, and it has long, sharp teeth. This snake can swim but is generally solitary. It feeds on fruit bats, and monkeys, and monitors lizards.
Known as the world’s largest snake, the king cobra spends its life hunting and preying on other snakes. This predator prowls in the daytime in fields and forests but is not usually seen at night. It is also often hunted for its body parts, which are used for food, medicine, leather, and more.
The venom produced by the king cobra attacks the nervous system. This causes extreme pain, blurred vision, vertigo, and drowsiness. In a matter of minutes, the victim begins to suffocate and eventually dies.
The king cobra is one of the longest venomous snakes in the world. It has an average length of 10 to 13 feet and can reach up to 18 feet in length. King cobras grow consistently throughout their lives, and the longest known specimen was 5.59 m (18 ft 4 inches) long. By comparison, the longest non-venomous snake is the python, which grows 20 feet long.
Among the 3,000 species of snakes in the world, the King Cobra is one of the largest. The longest King Cobra was captured in Malaysia in 1937 and relocated to the London Zoo. This specimen remained at the London Zoo until World War II when many zoos had to kill their animals to protect the public.