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Other anacondas are the [[Eunectes notaeus|yellow anaconda]], ''[[Eunectes notaeus]]'', a smaller species found in eastern Bolivia, southern Brazil, [[Paraguay]] and northeastern [[Argentina]], the [[Eunectes deschauenseei|dark-spotted anaconda]], ''[[Eunectes deschauenseei]]'', a rare species found in northeastern Brazil, coastal [[French Guiana]] and [[Guyana]]; and the Bolivian anaconda, ''[[Eunectes beniensis]]'', discovered in 2002 in the flood plains of Bolivia's Pando province. It was the first new anaconda species identified since 1936, and became only the fourth known type of that reptile, according to the WWF.
 
Other anacondas are the [[Eunectes notaeus|yellow anaconda]], ''[[Eunectes notaeus]]'', a smaller species found in eastern Bolivia, southern Brazil, [[Paraguay]] and northeastern [[Argentina]], the [[Eunectes deschauenseei|dark-spotted anaconda]], ''[[Eunectes deschauenseei]]'', a rare species found in northeastern Brazil, coastal [[French Guiana]] and [[Guyana]]; and the Bolivian anaconda, ''[[Eunectes beniensis]]'', discovered in 2002 in the flood plains of Bolivia's Pando province. It was the first new anaconda species identified since 1936, and became only the fourth known type of that reptile, according to the WWF.
   
All four species are aquatic snakes that prey on other aquatic animals, including [[fish]], river fowl, [[caiman]], and [[capybara]]s. Some accounts exist of anacondas preying on domestic animals such as [[goat]]s{{Citation needed|date=July 2010}} and [[pony|ponies]]{{Citation needed|date=July 2010}} that venture too close to the water.
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All four species are aquatic snakes that prey on other aquatic animals, including [[fish]], river fowl, [[caiman]], and [[capybara]]s. Some accounts exist of anacondas preying on domestic animals such as [[goat]]s{{Citation needed|date=July 2010}} and [[pony|ponies]]{{Citation needed|date=July 2010}} that venture too close to the water. its also a big ass snake.
   
While encounters between people and anacondas may be dangerous, they do not regularly hunt humans. Nevertheless, threat from anacondas is a familiar trope in comics, movies and adventure stories set in the [[Amazon basin|Amazon jungle]]. Anacondas have also figured prominently in South American [[folklore]], where they are sometimes depicted as shapeshifting mythical creatures called [[encantado]]s. Local communities and some European explorers have given accounts of [[giant anaconda]]s, legendary snakes of much greater proportion than any confirmed specimen.
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While encounters between people and anacondas may be dangerous, they do not regularly hunt humans. Nevertheless, threat from anacondas is a familiar trope in comics, movies and adventure stories set in the [[Amazon basin|Amazon jungle]]. Anacondas have also figured prominently in South American [[folklore]], where they are sometimes depicted as shapeshifting mythical creatures called [[encantado]]s. Local communities and some European explorers have given accounts of [[giant anaconda]]s, legendary snakes of much greater proportion than any confirmed specimen. still big ass.
   
 
Applied loosely, the term "anaconda" may also refer to any large snake that "crushes" its prey by [[constriction|constricting]].<ref name="COED">{{cite encyclopedia|location= Oxford |year=1991 |encyclopedia= The Compact Oxford English Dictionary |edition=2nd |publisher= Clarendon Press |ISBN=0-19-861258-3}}</ref>
 
Applied loosely, the term "anaconda" may also refer to any large snake that "crushes" its prey by [[constriction|constricting]].<ref name="COED">{{cite encyclopedia|location= Oxford |year=1991 |encyclopedia= The Compact Oxford English Dictionary |edition=2nd |publisher= Clarendon Press |ISBN=0-19-861258-3}}</ref>
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damn it got bigger.
 
==Etymology==
 
==Etymology==
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did it eat me?
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The Merriam-Webster online dictionary states<ref>[http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anaconda 'anaconda' in merriam-webster online dictionary]</ref> the word is probably a modification of the [[Sinhala language|Sinhalese]] word ''henakandayā'',<ref>{{cite web|url=http://roots.jrobertsons.com/roots/etymologies/H/HE/HEN/word_HENAKANDAYA_20254.html |title=Etymology Explorer - HENAKANDAYA |publisher=Roots.jrobertsons.com |date= |accessdate=2010-01-21}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.myetymology.com/sinhalese/henakandaya.html |title=Sinhalese etymology of henakandaya |publisher=myEtymology.com |accessdate=2010-01-21}}</ref><ref>[http://www.slwcs.org/facts/snakes.html Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society]</ref> which is used to refer to a small slender green [[Ahaetulla|whip snake]] found in [[Sri Lanka]]. However, certain other literature<ref>{{cite web|url=http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/anaconda |title=anaconda - Wiktionary |publisher=En.wiktionary.org |date=2009-12-29 |accessdate=2010-01-21}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.wordswarm.net/dictionary/Anaconda.html |title=Anaconda |publisher=Wordswarm.net |date= |accessdate=2010-01-21}}</ref> state ''henakandayā'' refers to a now extinct [[constrictor]] once found there. Richard Boyle (the [[Sri Lankan English]] consultant to the Oxford English Dictionary) writes in his book 'Sinbad In Serendib':<ref>{{cite book |last= Boyle |first= Richard |title= Sinbad In Serendib |publisher= Visidunu Publication |year= 2008 |isbn= 978-9551741037 |page= 283}}</ref>
 
The Merriam-Webster online dictionary states<ref>[http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anaconda 'anaconda' in merriam-webster online dictionary]</ref> the word is probably a modification of the [[Sinhala language|Sinhalese]] word ''henakandayā'',<ref>{{cite web|url=http://roots.jrobertsons.com/roots/etymologies/H/HE/HEN/word_HENAKANDAYA_20254.html |title=Etymology Explorer - HENAKANDAYA |publisher=Roots.jrobertsons.com |date= |accessdate=2010-01-21}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.myetymology.com/sinhalese/henakandaya.html |title=Sinhalese etymology of henakandaya |publisher=myEtymology.com |accessdate=2010-01-21}}</ref><ref>[http://www.slwcs.org/facts/snakes.html Sri Lanka Wildlife Conservation Society]</ref> which is used to refer to a small slender green [[Ahaetulla|whip snake]] found in [[Sri Lanka]]. However, certain other literature<ref>{{cite web|url=http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/anaconda |title=anaconda - Wiktionary |publisher=En.wiktionary.org |date=2009-12-29 |accessdate=2010-01-21}}</ref><ref>{{cite web|url=http://www.wordswarm.net/dictionary/Anaconda.html |title=Anaconda |publisher=Wordswarm.net |date= |accessdate=2010-01-21}}</ref> state ''henakandayā'' refers to a now extinct [[constrictor]] once found there. Richard Boyle (the [[Sri Lankan English]] consultant to the Oxford English Dictionary) writes in his book 'Sinbad In Serendib':<ref>{{cite book |last= Boyle |first= Richard |title= Sinbad In Serendib |publisher= Visidunu Publication |year= 2008 |isbn= 978-9551741037 |page= 283}}</ref>
   
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