Anaconda vomiting cow video goes viral on YouTube

Last Updated: Wed, Nov 28, 2012 10:14 hrs

New York: A video posted on YouTube this month purportedly shows an anaconda throwing up an entire cow over the course of a minute-and-a-half.

The clip, "Anaconda Snake Pukes Out A Cow In A Jungle River," has been viewed more than 151,400 times in five days, the New York Daily News reported.

Watch the video here:

Some YouTube commenters said that the creature may actually be a capybara, a large rodent resembling a guinea pig that is native to South America. They're also common snacks for anacondas.

But the snakes are known to feast on a variety of animals, including fish, large birds and even jaguars. In captivity, they're fed rabbits and frozen pigs.

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, according to National Geographic. 

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