Anaconda is the biggest and heaviest snake in the world. It is non-venomous from boa species. It kills its prey by squeezing until it can no longer breathe. It hunts during the night. They are found in tropical rainforests, lakes and swamps of South America.
Python is the non-venomous snake which kills its prey by constricting to death. They are found in rainforests, savannas and deserts of Africa and Asia. They have heat sensing organs which helps them to locate its prey.
|Definition (www.oxforddictionaries.com)||A semiaquatic snake of the boa family which may grow to a great size, native to tropical South America.||A large heavy-bodied non-venomous snake occurring throughout the Old World tropics, killing prey by constriction and asphyxiation.|
|Synonyms||Snake, cobra, serpent, aquatic snake, constrictor||Adder, copperhead, rattlesnake, sidewinder, seer|
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|Word origin||The word anaconda was originated from Mid-18th century (originally denoting a kind of Sri Lankan snake): unexplained alteration of Latin anacandaia ‘python’, from Sinhalese henakaňdayā ‘whip snake’, from hena ‘lightning’ + kaňda ‘stem’.||The word python was originated from Late 16th century (in the Greek sense): via Latin from Greek Puthōn, the name of a huge serpent killed by Apollo. The main current sense dates from the mid-19th century.|
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