Yes folks, you've seen him in my avatar...and now I've decided to share my joy w/ Cichlid Forums.....BEHOLD, my pet Yellow Anaconda (Eunectes noteas):
Not a whole lot to explain, it's a 7-7.5 foot male, and for his species, he is a "giant", considering male yellows top out around 6 feet. Females are the giants of the Anacondas, and while a female Yellow may reach 20ft in EXTREME cases, they are more commonly found 10-12 feet. He is kept ina 75 gallon tank, w/ a 10-gallon rubbermaid water "dish". He spends about 75% of his life in water, in the wild or in captivity. Anacondas are typically very unpredictable and bite at random, as I have sustained several bites already. Anyhow, this is what I do and what i love: working w/ the aggressive and potentially dangerous animals no one else wants to work with Many of you may be wondering why I'm posting these pics of reptiles and amphibians....the answer is simply cuz all the fish pictures I have uploaded SUCK *SS and I need to take some new ones....lolololol, but i hope you guys enjoy this, it's not something you see everyday He gets a live rat every 2 weeks in Spring and Summer, and once every 2 months in Fall and Winter due to reduced metabolism as a result of temperature change. Not only does it constrict to kill, but it also drags it's prey underwater to make the kill even quicker, then proceeds to swallow it submerged. Anacondas are easily the thickest snakes on the planet, having TREMENDOUS girth. For example, a 30 Foot Reticulated Python (the world's LONGEST snake) would weigh about 250-275 lbs., a 30 foot Anaconda would weigh somewhere between 500-600lbs!!!