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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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  1. Hello let me introuduce myself my name is Dr Janice Hiltred i am a snake specilist in mexio. Im not mexican i live there i was born in orlando florida in 1977. I then moved to mexico after graduating from university and then i travelled and also appeared in many documentries. Yes i must say this is very realistic document but there has been a new scientific break through in these complex reptiles. These are highly secure doccuments so unfortunally i cannot tell you them but i can tell you that these snakes are truly realated because of a new gene that scientists reacently discovered and thats all i can say because the scientist are very uptight cheaking every last detail making sure this is positivley true and trust me by the way the experemints are going it is. They hope to make a documentry about it all soon once there sucpicions are confirmed, so once its all out you can change this webste !!

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  2. 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

  3. Bitch please….

    Difference between Python and Anaconda:

    Anaconda – a snake
    Python – a programming language

    hahaha

  4. 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

  5. I found that this was an amazingly helpful sight. However, I live in south America so I know hope that I don’t run into an anaconda. I would most likely faint upon sighting one.

  6. our neighbours in Thailand set up a chicken coop on government land (illegally) and a giant anaconda devoured 4 of their chickens. It was a funny sight to see animal control drag the damn thing away with several noticeable bulges. Just recently my wife had to call animal control for another visitor in our mango tree: a nice Python that just finished off a squirrel.

    I think the article is pretty accurate. The anaconda surfaced after the big flood in 2011.

    Somebody gimme a cookie.

    • @ The Ajarn..there are no anaconda’s in Thailand, just pythons.

      @ everybody..Python’s and anaconda’s are not closely related. Python lay eggs while anaconda and other members of the boa family have life young

  7. all of you are wrong

    Anaconda; heavy snake

    Python ; long snake

  8. Big snake little snake; bad! Dead snake; GOOD!!!!

  9. The longest Anaconda ever recorded was 29 ft.

    So you can update your info on the Anaconda length.

  10. A Python sneaked at night to our house located within the polytechnic staff quarters here in Calabar. It successfully gained entrance through the kitchen door left unsecured and swallowed one of the pregnant ram. It could not move any further.

    They said the snake came because Marsh and water surrounding the housing estate.

    I think Python also live in marshy area.

  11. Your all correct. (pff)

    Honestly, your all retarded.

  12. From past reading, it seems pythons are Old World constrictors (reticulated python being the longest), and the boas are the New World constrictors (anacondas, green, black or yellow being the bulkiest). A boa can live where it wants….Emerald Tree boas live in trees. Anacondas, because of their bulk, live in or near water, and anything living in the water usually gets quite large, from hippos to whales, alligators and crocodiles and sharks. There is evidence, by the way, that whales started out on land. But I digress. An anaconda has a pattern of dark round spots on its lighter green, yellow or grey body. There is a sand boa, an Emerald (green) Tree boa, and a few others. A reticulated python, like the anaconda, is sometimes big enough to eat a grown human. It happens. A Burmese python, also…almost got the owner of the snake emporium in Wisconsin Dells. The pythons are ornately patterned snakes, seeing how they live in trees. They need to look like leaves on the jungle floor, too. A 30 ft. python is lighter in weight than a 20 ft. anaconda. By the way, in The Jungle Book, it was a reticulated python that was trying to eat Mowgli, helping him to “stay in the jungle”. Now, I hope my spelling was good, even if I’m not a scientist, but I do have a degree in art and anthropology. You may not be impressed, but maybe the snakes are.

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