15 of the Most Dangerous Animals in the Amazon Rainforest

The Amazon rainforest is so massive that it is part of nine countries, Peru, Brazil, Venezuela, Columbia, Bolivia, Guyana, Ecuador, French Guiana and Suriname. Something that colossal has to be inhabited some some of the nastiest of nasties on the planet. Below are just a handful of what to look out for in you go for a stroll in the woods today.

1. Green Anaconda

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There are various species of anaconda living in the rain forest but the green anaconda is the largest in the Amazon and the world. These beautiful snakes can weigh up to 500 pounds and grow in length to over 30 feet. A snake this size can look very awkward on land but don’t let that full you, these snakes are extremely good swimmers and can overpower their victims very easily if they venture too close to the waters edge. It is very impressive the size of prey that they can swallow whole. Anything from a jaguar to a human.