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Who wins?
Python 22 (40%)
Anaconda 33 (60%)
Total Votes: 55
Reticulated Python vs. Green Anaconda
Topic Started: Jan 7 2012, 09:08 AM (18,083 Views)
Wolf Eagle
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Reticulated Python - Python reticulatus
Python reticulatus, also known as the (Asiatic) reticulated python[3] is a species of python found in Southeast Asia. Adults can grow to over 8.7 m (28 feet) in length but normally grow to an average of 3-6 meters (10–20 feet). The python lives in rain forests, woodland and nearby grassland. It is also associated with rivers and is found in areas with nearby streams and lakes. An excellent swimmer, it has even been reported far out at sea and has consequently colonized many small islands within its range. Their natural diet includes mammals and occasionally birds. Small specimens—up to 3–4 meters (10–14 ft) long—eat mainly rodents such as rats, whereas larger individuals switch to prey such as Viverridae (e.g. civets and binturongs), and even primates and pigs. Near human habitation, they are known to snatch stray chickens, cats and dogs on occasion. The longest reticulated python recorded was 10.05m (33ft). Despite its impressive length the record weight for a reticulated python is 145kg (320lbs), far less than the maximum weight of the Green Anaconda. As a result of its slender, less bulkier, build the reticulated python is a far more agile snake.

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Green Anaconda - Eunectes murinus
Eunectes murinus is a non-venomous boa species found in South America. It is the heaviest known snake species. The term anaconda (without further qualification) often refers to this species, though the term could also apply to other members of the genus Eunectes. Eunectes murinus is found in South America east of the Andes, in countries including Colombia, Venezuela, the Guianas, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, the island of Trinidad and as far south as northern Paraguay. Anacondas live in swamps, marshes, and slow-moving streams, mainly in the tropical rain forests of the Amazon and Orinoco basins. They are cumbersome on land, but stealthy and sleek in the water. Their eyes and nasal openings are on top of their heads, allowing them to lie in wait for prey while remaining nearly completely submerged. The Green Anaconda is one of the world's longest snakes, reaching more than 6.6 m (22 ft) long. Reports of anacondas 35–40 feet or even longer also exist, but such claims need to be regarded with caution as no specimens of such lengths have ever been deposited in a museum and hard evidence is lacking. Although the reticulated python is longer, the anaconda is the heaviest snake. The longest (and heaviest) scientifically recorded specimen was a female measuring 521 cm (17 ft 1 in) long and weighing 97.5 kilograms (215 lb).

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FireEel
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Python wins imo, as it is a more aggressive animal, and able to take more dangerous prey than the green anaconda.
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I'm going to go with the Python too. It is stronger pound for pound, however it weighs a little less than the Anaconda. The Python also has more teeth than the Anaconda.
Edited by Wolf Eagle, Jan 19 2012, 07:48 AM.
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Python because of the above reasons.
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I voted Python as for the reasons already stated and i think its also faster. But does anyone think that the anacondas weight may give it one decent advantage?
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The information provided for Anaconda is wrong.The longest (and heaviest) scientifically recorded specimen was a female measuring 521 cm (17 ft 1 in) or 18 feet long and weighing 500 or 550 lbs and not 97.5 kilograms (215 lb).

That is why Anaconda is the largest snake and python as the longest. As Anaconda is slightly bigger than python..So 50 / 50 win.
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Anaconda in the wild never even come close to 500 pounds. Maybe in captivity but in the wild they average around 200 pounds or something, or maybe even less.

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genao87
Jan 16 2012, 12:56 AM
Anaconda in the wild never even come close to 500 pounds. Maybe in captivity but in the wild they average around 200 pounds or something, or maybe even less.

Alright.... Then why Anaconda is called as the World's largest snake and not Python ?
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when python is more larger and both has same weapons the larger will wins
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If the anaconda weighs significantly more, i.e. 50-100lbs, then the anaconda wins. At parity or closer weights, the aggression of the python is enough to lead it to victory.
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The anaconda is the heaviest snake in the world, and for an animal that kills by constriction, muscles are more important than length. Anaconda has my vote.
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SameerPrehistorica
Jan 16 2012, 03:28 AM
genao87
Jan 16 2012, 12:56 AM
Anaconda in the wild never even come close to 500 pounds. Maybe in captivity but in the wild they average around 200 pounds or something, or maybe even less.

Alright.... Then why Anaconda is called as the World's largest snake and not Python ?
Largest in terms of weight. If you take a really tall skinny guys and a short fat guy, you don't say the tall skinny guy is the largest of the two. The Python does however reach greater lengths on average than the Anaconda. But this doesn't mean it's bigger. And, I highly doubt a wild Anaconda could reach a weight of 500lbs. That's as much as a large male African Lion.
Edited by Wolf Eagle, Jan 19 2012, 07:53 AM.
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I voted for anaconda as, although shorter, it is more robust.
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Sicilianu
Jan 19 2012, 07:41 AM
the aggression of the python is enough to lead it to victory.
Do you think anacondas are docile? Anacondas are known for their aggressive disposition when being held in captivity.
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Python is a nimble and active snake, anaconda are capable of lightening speed but are sluggish most of the time. The python also has a greater number of teeth and shares its habitat with more powerful predators, making it a more aggressive.
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