How Quickly Do They Move?

Anacondas can move as fast as 5 miles per hour on land. In water, anacondas can keep up a speed of 10 miles per hour. When following their prey, they usually move at 8 miles per hour.

They live close to rivers, lakes, and swamps. Most of the time, they live on their own. When they are in danger, water is their main way out. They often choose to slip into the water without being seen rather than attack.

So far, the largest known anaconda was 28 feet long and 44 inches around. A typical anaconda is 20 feet long and weighs 300 pounds. There are between 24 and 35 baby snakes in each spawn of an anaconda.

Misha Khatri
Misha Khatri is an emeritus professor in the University of Notre Dame's Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BSc in Chemistry and Mathematics and a PhD in Physical Analytical Chemistry from the University of Utah.


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