The Boidae (boas) are a family of nonvenomous snakes found in America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and some Pacific Islands. In Peru, the best known example of this family is the Anaconda, the largest confirmed record of which was measured at 24 feet. Prey is suffocated and not, contrary to popular belief, crushed to death; in fact, prey is not even noticeably deformed before it is swallowed. Most species in this family give birth to live young. Harry explains more about this fascinating family in the second episode of ARCtv.


Thanks to the colorful film cast: Emerald tree boa (Corallus batesii), Green anaconda (Eunectes murinus), Amazon tree boa (Corallus hortulanus), Mussurana (Clelia clelia)| Scripted and presented by Harry Williams | Produced by Leo Plunkett at Relevant Films (relevantfilms.co.uk) in association with Fauna Forever Volunteer and Internship Programs (faunaforever.org) Music: Anaconda, by Hijos de Lamas

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