10 Most Famous Cryptids

Giant Anaconda

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Reports of giant anacondas date back as far as the discovery of South America when sightings of anacondas upwards of 50 meters (150 feet) began to circulate amongst colonists and the topic has been a subject of debate ever since among cryptozoologists and zoologists.Anacondas normally grow to sizes of 6 metres (20 ft),and 250 kilograms (40 stone) in weight, Although some python species can grow longer, the anaconda, particularly the Green Anaconda, is the heaviest and largest in terms of diameter of all snakes, and is often considered the biggest extant snake in the world. It is not uncommon for a fully grown anaconda to attack and kill a jaguar or caiman. The lengthiest reputably-measured and confirmed anacondas are about 7.5 meters (25 feet) long and scientists generally regard allegations of extraordinary specimens of 30 or 50 feet as highly dubious.Historian Mike Dash writes of claims of still larger anacondas, alleged to be as long as 45 metres (148 ft) with some of the sightings supported with photos (although those photos lack scale). Dash notes that if reports of a 18 metres (59 ft) anaconda strains credulity, then a 120 feet long specimen is generally regarded as an outright impossibility.