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Caught in the Act: Anaconda
A picture worth a thousand words to science: A fish is killed by a green anaconda in a stream in central Brazil—an event few have witnessed. Adult female anacondas can ambush birds, rodents, and caimans, but even agile young anacondas aren't quick enough to capture fish. This fish had been injured by another fish before the snake's fatal squeeze. Even so, the photo was an eye-opener for Venezuelan researcher Jesús Rivas. "In ten years I have never seen an anaconda constricting a fish."