The largest species of snake on Earth is the Green Anaconda (Eunectes murinus). It is a non-venomous constrictor snake that is found in the tropical rainforests of South America, primarily in the Amazon Basin.
Green Anacondas are known for their impressive size and strength. They can reach lengths of up to 5.21 meters (17.1 feet) and can weigh over 227 kilograms (500 pounds). However, there have been reports of exceptionally large individuals that have exceeded these average measurements.
These snakes have a thick body, a large head, and eyes positioned high on their head, allowing them to remain partially submerged while waiting for prey. They are powerful swimmers and are well-adapted to their aquatic habitat.
Green Anacondas primarily feed on a variety of prey, including fish, birds, turtles, capybaras, caimans, and other smaller mammals. They are known for their ability to constrict their prey, using their muscular bodies to squeeze and suffocate their victims before swallowing them whole.
Due to habitat loss, hunting, and other human activities, the Green Anaconda population is threatened in some regions. They are protected by law in several countries, and conservation efforts are in place to ensure their survival in the wild.