ενημέρωση 3:20, 17 October, 2019

κροκόδειλος VS ανακόντα - στα βάθη του Αμαζονίου

Ο φωτογράφος Wildlife Kevin Dooley, 58 ετών, είχε το μεσημεριανό του στους τροπικούς υγρότοπους του Pantanal της Βραζιλίας, όταν γύρισε για να βρει το φίδι κλειδωμένο σε μια πικρή μάχη με ένα caiman - ένα από τα μικρότερα είδη κροκόδειλων.

Ο κ. Dooley παρακολουθούσε ότι ο ανατόντα κατέστρεψε το καϊμάν με τέτοιο τρόπο ώστε να σπάσει όλα τα πόδια του ερπετού πριν ο κροκόδειλος καταφέρει να δαγκώσει και να βυθίσει τα δόντια του στο λαιμό του φιδιού.

Εντούτοις, ο Anaconda βγήκε καλύτερα και έσκυψε μέσα στο νερό, αφήνοντας το κακά τραυματισμένο καϊμάν στην τύχη του. Ο κ. Dooley είπε ότι το ερπετό πέθανε αργότερα.

Once the fight was over, Mr Dooley said the anaconda - which he estimated to be 28ft long - slithered away into the water. While anacondas do eat caiman, on this occasion the snake chose not to, and instead left the crippled animal to its fate. Mr Dooley said that, in all likelihood, the caiman died some time later The caiman did manage to bite the anaconda's neck, but only after the snake had finished constricting it in such a way that all its legs were broken. Anaconda's usually kill by constriction, slowly tightening around their prey until it asphyxiates. On this occasion, however, the anaconda left while the caiman was still alive - suggesting that it did not target the crocodile as prey, and may have been attacked first Green anacondas, such as the one photographed by Mr Dooley, are the largest species of snake in the world - growing up to 30ft long and weighing up to 550lbs. While reticulated pythons often grow longer, they have thinner bodies and tend to weigh only half that of the largest anacondas Anacondas and caiman both inhabit the waterways of Brazil where the employ similar hunting tactics - laying low in the water with only their eyes visible until unsuspecting prey comes close enough to strike. While caiman will eat almost anything they can kill, anacondas are not typical prey - with the crocodiles instead eating fish, mammals and birds Mr Dooley did not see the start of the fight between the anaconda and caiman, so was unable to say which attacked the other, although the snake certainly came off better. While the caiman was able to bite the snake as it uncoiled itself (pictured), the snake slithered off into the water while the crocodile was left with all its legs broken and likely died 

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