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Difference Between Python and Anaconda

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Pythons and Anacondas are no doubt the greatest snakes in the world. Some people think that anaconda and python are one and the same. However, anacondas and pythons belong to two different families of snake.

Anacondas belong to the boa family and are found in South America and the Amazon basin. A python belongs to the family Pythonidae. It prowls the thick and dense forest of South Asia, South East Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa.

Anaconda is the heaviest and the biggest snake in the world. On the other hand, the python is no doubt the longest snake in the world. An anaconda can weigh as much as 550 pounds or more and can grow up to 25 feet. In contrast, the python can grow as long as 33 feet or more. However, a 20-foot anaconda will outweigh a much longer python.

The anaconda is not a choosy eater. As long as the prey can be overpowered, then it is included in the anaconda menu. In fact, some anacondas can overpower a crocodile and eat it whole. The python however is a bit choosy with its choice of food. This giant snake loves to eat mammals and birds only.

Anaconda is aquatic and lives in marshes, swamps, and rivers. It can swim very well. The anaconda’s eyes are located on top of its head. This allows the snake to see preys while submerged in the water. Meanwhile, the python loves to perch on trees and stay on drier land. This snake can see in the dark. That is why it can ambush hapless mammals and birds at night.

The anaconda bites its prey and drowns the poor creature in the water. The python, on the other hand, constricts and crushes animals before eating them.

These two snakes are considered giants. But remember that anacondas are heavier and bulkier while pythons are longer and more agile.


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5 Comments

  1. This answer is quite inaccurate. This is obvious when considering the Burmese python experience in Florida.

    “The anaconda is not a choosy eater. As long as the prey can be overpowered, then it is included in the anaconda menu. In fact, some anacondas can overpower a crocodile and eat it whole. The python however is a bit choosy with its choice of food. This giant snake loves to eat mammals and birds only.”
    “Anaconda is aquatic and lives in marshes, swamps, and rivers. It can swim very well. The anaconda’s eyes are located on top of its head. This allows the snake to see preys while submerged in the water. Meanwhile, the python loves to perch on trees and stay on drier land. This snake can see in the dark. That is why it can ambush hapless mammals and birds at night.”

    Burmese Pythons are readily hunting alligators in the water proving both these statements false.

    “The anaconda bites its prey and drowns the poor creature in the water. The python, on the other hand, constricts and crushes animals before eating them.”

    This is also false. As Anacondas do constrict their prey as well.

    http://youtu.be/b_r96ddefpk
    http://youtu.be/ubKAoEpvG7E

    • U guys r all idiots .its simple the retics an other pythons clearly hunt and kill the largest prey in an out the water.bitches

  2. Bitch please….

    Difference between Python and Anaconda:

    Anaconda – a snake
    Python – a programming language

    hahaha

  3. OK well you did not read that carefully enough no where did he say pythons don’t go in water or hate to go in water they just stated pythons love to perch in trees and likes dry land. all reptiles love water that’s a secondary way for them get hydration

    “This giant snake loves to eat mammals and birds only.” is the only untrue statement in this

    I’m going to also state that Pythons are indigenous to south Asia and Sahara Africa
    not USA panama and other countries

    anaconda are more know to drown their prey but they do constrict as well
    pythons constrict not drown

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