Apparently this snake’s lunch was a little tough to swallow.
You’d think that when it comes to deadly fauna, Australia would take the cake. However, based on this video, the reigning champ of animal upchuck is clearly South America, and its mascot is this anaconda.
Posted to YouTube by user "MrCocktail888" on Nov. 23, this video, which was allegedly filmed in Brazil, is likely to give anyone still feeling bloated from Thanksgiving dinner some serious sympathy pains.
Or alternately, the mere sight of a giant snake puking up a whole cow might well induce spontaneous projectile vomiting, thereby relieving a viewer’s gastric congestion.
The animal in the video appears to be a cow, although some YouTube commenters speculate the creature may be a capybara. The capybara is the world’s largest rodent and is native to South America, according to the San Diego Zoo.
Green anacondas are the largest snakes in the world, growing up to 30 feet long and weighing more than 550 pounds, the New England Aquarium’s website notes. A type of boa constrictor, anacondas feed by using their bodies to squeeze their prey to death, tightening their grip every time the animal exhales.
The world’s longest snake in captivity is a reticulated python named Medusa. In August, researchers in the Everglades found a 164-pound Burmese python with 87 eggs inside of it.
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