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Shawn Heflick’s favorite snakes

In this video, biologist Shawn Heflick tells us about the anaconda, one of his favorite snakes. This green snake with dark markings grows to more than 25 feet and is right at home in the water. A native the Amazon River Basin, it feeds on caimans, small tapirs and capybaras, large water rodents. Like all constrictors, the anaconda bites its prey and coils around it, tightening the grip each the animal exhales, suffocating it. The snake extends its flexible jaw and swallows its victim whole, head first.

To find out about some of Shawn’s other favorite snakes, check out his article in the August 2011 issue of Boys’ Life magazine.

10 Comments on Shawn Heflick’s favorite snakes

  1. i wish i could have a pet snake

  2. I like the king cobra

  3. Big snake

  4. boyslife boy // April 23, 2012 at 3:42 pm // Reply

    ive held a python about the sise of that in the mountains.

  5. my favorite snake is the eyelash viper

  6. i acidntely picked up a cotton mouth last year !
    I LOVE snakes ,every summer I pick up at least 9 snakes

  7. DID YOU WACH THE SHOW HE IS IN ?

  8. Minecraft man // February 9, 2012 at 3:41 pm // Reply

    He’s Crazy!!! I would not let it go just like that!!!

  9. cool snake i want to know too whats the white snakes name,it looks too cool.

  10. thats beast

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