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Video of Anaconda vomiting cow goes viral on YouTube

Nov 29 (): The footage of a giant snake vomiting an entire animal in the Brazilian jungle has become a surprise online hit – despite its gruesome content.

The clip with the title, “Anaconda Snake Pukes Out A Cow In A Jungle River,” was uploaded on November 23, 2012. The footage has received 6,24,878 hits on YouTube since it has been uploaded. The content shows an anaconda throwing up an entire cow over the course of a minute-and-a-half. The snake can be seen struggling with his food for over a minute, before he finally manages to spew all of it.

The animal, which is swallowed by the giant snake in the video appears to be a cow, although some YouTube commenters guess the creature may be a capybara.

The capybara is the world’s largest rodent, related to the guinea pig often weighing up to 145 pounds and is native to South America, according to the San Diego Zoo. In fact, the mammal shown in the YouTube video may actually be a pretty humdrum meal for the monstrous snake.

Besides, anacondas cannot eat a full-grown cow as a whole: the largest animal known to have been consumed by a constrictor is a 130-pound (59-kilogram) impala, eaten by an African rock python in 1955.

The deadly anaconda can grow up to 22 feet long snake. One species, the green anaconda of South America, is the largest snake in the world, growing to more than 29 feet and weighing more than 550 pounds.

These giant anaconda snakes are mostly found in the dense forests of South America. And they are known to feed on big animals like large birds, even jaguars, fish, other reptiles and large mammals including tapir, deer and capybara. The anaconda snakes generally inhibit their prey through constriction before swallowing it as a whole.