Called sucuris in Brazil, the green anaconda is a gigantic semi-aquatic snake that is found both in water and on land. It thrives in the swamps and slow moving rivers of the southern Pantanal in Brazil, 40 kilometres from the town of Bonito. The Pantanal is one of the largest freshwater marshes or wetlands on Earth.
Anacondas are members of the boa family, and are non-poisonous snakes found only in Central and South America. They use their enormous girth to crush their prey, which they then swallow whole. They have incredible muscle mass and are the world’s heaviest snakes, and among the longest.