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A 16-foot anaconda struggled to swim after eating a huge capybara - & # 39; the world's largest rodent - in Aparecida do Taboado in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, western Brazil

Anaconda floats around in a river trying to swim with a bloated stomach after eating a huge capybara

  • The snake was noticed by tourists in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil
  • A spectator picked up the creature who was floating in the water of the Paraná River
  • It had just eaten & # 39; the world's largest rodent that can weigh up to 201 pounds
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This is the bizarre moment when a 16-foot snake struggled to swim after eating a capybara – & # 39; the world's largest rodent.

The anaconda was noticed by a group of tourists in Aparecida do Taboado in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.

A spectator picked up the creature who was floating in the water of the Paraná River while trying to find a resting place to digest his meal.

A 16-foot anaconda struggled to swim after eating a huge capybara - & # 39; the world's largest rodent - in Aparecida do Taboado in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, western Brazil

A spectator picked up the snake that floated in the water of the Paraná river while trying to find a resting place
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A spectator picked up the snake that floated in the water of the Paraná river while trying to find a resting place

A 16-foot anaconda struggled to swim after eating a huge capybara – & # 39; the world's largest rodent – in Aparecida do Taboado in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, western Brazil

Footage shows the huge anaconda lying on the water surface with his stomach swollen after eating the rodent – which can weigh up to 201 pounds.

Sub-captain Braguini of the Military Military Police of the region said: & # 39; Because it made a very large effort to kill the capybara, it sought support not to float, so the digestive process had not even begun & # 39;

Sub-captain Braguini of the Military Military Police of the region said: & # 39; Because it made a very large effort to kill the capybara, it sought support not to float, so the digestive process had not even begun & # 39;

Sub-captain Braguini of the Military Military Police of the region said: & # 39; Because it made a very large effort to kill the capybara, it sought support not to float, so the digestive process had not even begun & # 39;

A spectator splashes the being, so that it starts to move.

It tries to swim away, but its oversized stomach floats above the water.

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It then seems to give up and rolls on its side with its lighter lower belly facing the camera.

Braguini of the Military Military Police of the region said: & # 39; Because it uses its muscles and contraction to move, it had problems due to the size of the prey it swallowed. & # 39;

Braguini added that the snake probably ate its prey before the video was made.

He said: & # 39; Because it made a very large effort to kill the capybara, it sought support not to float, so the digestive process had not even begun. & # 39;

Found in the jungles of South America, anaconda kill by wrapping their long bodies around their prey and then contracting themselves with powerful muscles. As the prey exhales the muscles of the anaconda, the muscles of the anaconda become narrower, slowly limiting the prey's lungs until it suffocates.

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Like most snakes, the anaconda can loosen its jaws and swallow prey that is larger than its own body. It will feed on a variety of large animals, including pigs, deer, caimans, birds, fish, and large rodents such as capybara.

Footage shows the huge anaconda lying on the water surface with his stomach swollen after eating the rodent - which can weigh up to 201 pounds. A spectator splashes the creature, causing it to start swimming

Footage shows the huge anaconda lying on the water surface with his stomach swollen after eating the rodent - which can weigh up to 201 pounds. A spectator splashes the creature, causing it to start swimming

Footage shows the huge anaconda lying on the water surface with his stomach swollen after eating the rodent – which can weigh up to 201 pounds. A spectator splashes the creature, causing it to start swimming

The capybara, which can reach a length of about four feet and weighs up to 145 pounds, is a very social semi-aquatic mammal that lives in groups as large as 100, and is native to the forests and swamps of South America

The capybara, which can reach a length of about four feet and weighs up to 145 pounds, is a very social semi-aquatic mammal that lives in groups as large as 100, and is native to the forests and swamps of South America

The capybara, which can reach a length of about four feet and weighs up to 145 pounds, is a very social semi-aquatic mammal that lives in groups as large as 100, and is native to the forests and swamps of South America

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