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2009-10-13 15:15:00

Five giant non-native snake species would pose high risks to the health of ecosystems in the United States should they become established here, according to a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) report released today. The USGS report details the risks of nine non-native boa, anaconda and python species that are invasive or potentially invasive in the United States. Because all nine species share characteristics associated with greater risks, none was found to be a low ecological risk. Two of these...

2009-08-22 08:59:10

Licensed hunters will soon have permission to kill pythons and other invasive reptiles in South Florida, but only in season and with approved weapons. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced the new policy Friday, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported. It takes effect Aug. 29. Under the new rules, hunters with licenses for deer, hogs or alligators can kill Burmese pythons or any other listed reptile of concern. The list includes four more python species, the green...

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2009-05-06 12:50:00

"Anaconda" is a new wave-energy generating device and the latest idea to capture and utilize the power of the seas. Its inventors say the key to its success is its simplistic design. Made from a blend of fabric and natural rubber, the Anaconda device is little more than a length of rubber tubing filled with water, hence its name. It is strong, yet considerably easy and cheap to manufacture. Each Anaconda device is tied to the sea floor and situated to face the oncoming waves. Floating just...

2008-10-15 18:59:36

Anaconda Mining Inc. ("Anaconda or the "Company") - (TSX: ANX); is pleased to report its results as at and for the 3 months ended August 31, 2008. All amounts are in Canadian dollars unless stated otherwise. FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS - As at August 31, 2008, the Company had total assets of $19.9 million including cash and cash equivalents of $680,000 of which $607,000 is restricted as a result of various balances on deposit with the Company's financial institutions in Chile and Canada. - No...

2008-07-01 12:00:49

By Justin Post, The Montana Standard, Butte Jul. 1--Butte-Silver Bow could receive the lion's share of the $20 million available this year through the state's Natural Resource Damage Program for restorations in the Upper Clark Fork River Basin. Fourteen projects representing more than $21 million in grants had been requested through the program this year. Two projects totaling roughly $1.4 million were withdrawn by the applicants, however. That means the funding requests this year...

2008-06-13 21:00:10

By Justin Post, The Montana Standard, Butte Jun. 13--Butte officials are rallying the community to attend a Thursday public hearing on a proposed spending structure for a major restoration fund. Planning director Jon Sesso said he takes issue with the state's proposed Draft Conceptual Framework for an Upper Clark Fork River Basin Restoration Priorities Road Map. The plan calls for more than $100 million to be divided into three categories, with 60 percent for restoration of priority...

2007-10-19 11:24:04

BOSTON -- Man-made rain and flooding, along with some extra food, were enough to convince the trio of anacondas at the New England Aquarium to breed in captivity for the first time. One of the aquarium's two female anacondas is confirmed pregnant by the lone male. An ultrasound test Thursday afternoon failed to conclusively show whether the second female also is carrying a brood, but it's probably too early to rule it out, said spokesman Tony LaCasse. Further tests are planned. The powerful...

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2007-02-08 18:00:00

By TALES AZZONI SAO PAULO, Brazil - A 66-year-old Brazilian saved his grandson from the grip of a 16-foot-long anaconda by beating the snake with rocks and a knife for half an hour, police said Thursday. "When I saw the snake wrapped around my grandson's neck I thought it was going to kill him," Joaquim Pereira told the Agencia Estado news service. "It was agonizing, I pulled it from one side, but it would come back on the other." Pereira's 8-year-old grandson, Mateus, was attacked by the...


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Yellow Anaconda, Eunectes notaeus
2014-01-10 21:40:31

The Eunectes notaeus is a nonvenomous anaconda commonly known as the yellow anaconda. It is exclusively found in South America. The yellow anaconda is named for its ability to swim and their dorsal scales are larger and in fewer rows. Its habitat is made up of swamps, marshes, and slow-moving streams and rivers. The species is also beginning to invade the Florida Everglades. Prey usually includes birds, fish, turtles, lizards, bird’s eggs, small mammals and the decaying fish flesh. The...

Green anaconda, Eunectes murinus
2014-01-10 16:04:40

The Eunectes murinus commonly known as the green anaconda is known for its great swimming and mice hunting. This non-venomous boa is found primarily in South America. Other locations include Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and Paraguay. These locations are abundant in swamps, marshes, and slow-moving streams with tropical rainforests. The green anaconda is much more stealthy and sleek in the water which allows them to hunt much more efficiently there, rather than on land....

Giant Anaconda
2013-08-12 13:07:11

The anaconda is a large snake found in South America and the green anaconda is considered to be one of the largest snakes in the world. The word anaconda may have derived from the Tamil word anaikondran, meaning elephant killer, or anaikkonda, meaning having killed an elephant. The word anaconda was first used in a 1768 description of a large snake found in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and became a myth, the anaconda of Ceylon. An average size for the anaconda is about 20 feet and weighing 330...

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