Which Snake Can Swallow a Pig Whole?

The giant anaconda snake of South America, a 200-pound member of the boa family, can swallow a pig or even a deer whole at one meal. The snake coils its 28-foot-long body around the animal and squeezes tightly to stop its victim’s heart.

Once the victim is dead, the snake swallows it whole. During the several hours that this takes, the snake’s stomach manufactures powerful digestive juices that can break down even large bones of the victim.

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