SRINAGAR: After seeing a viral post from most of the news channels and literate people of Kashmir spreading Rumours and Fear of Presence of Anacondas eggs in Kashmir. This is a serious disease spreading among youth,fake news pages Of social media, who share, upload such news without Knowing the truth about the news. Let me help you to get out from this phobia. The anaconda is part of the boa family and lives in the steamy jungles of South America and the Amazon basin. As the largest and heaviest snake in the world.
« Anacondas give birth to as many as 24-35 live young at a time.
« Anacondas eat amphibious animals, birds and turtles.
« Anacondas are part of the boa constrictor family.
« Anacondas are not pythons. Anacondas and pythons are part of two different families of snakes and inhabit different parts of the world.
« Anaconda jaws are connected by extra-stretchy ligaments that allow them to open their mouths wide to swallow prey whole.
« Anacondas are part of the constrictor family and are non-poisonous.
How do snakes reproduce
It depends on the species. Some species give birth to live young, while others lay eggs. In fact, there are three distinct methods of reproduction, as described below:
Oviparous: Most snakes (about 70% of them) are oviparous, which means they lay eggs. The eggs must then be incubated, or kept warm, until the hatchlings are ready to emerge from the shell. Nearly all members of the Colubridae family lay eggs. This includes rat snakes, grass snakes, kingsnakes and other "common" species. Cobras, mambas, adders, and most other members of the Elapidae family fall into this category as well.
Viviparous: This is when there is no egg at all. Snakes that are viviparous nourish their developing young through a placenta and yolk sac, something that is highly unusual among reptiles. Boa constrictors and green anacondas are two examples of viviparous snakes, meaning they give birth to live young with no eggs involved at any stage of development.
Ovoviviparous: You can think of this as a "cross" between an egg layer and a snake that gives birth to live young. Female snakes that are ovoviviparous develop eggs inside their body. But when the babies are born, the female retains the eggs inside of her. So the hatchlings are born live, outside of an egg. Basically, the eggs hatch inside of the female, and the baby snakes emerge fully active with no shell at all. Rattlesnakes are ovoviviparous. This means they give birth to live young after developing and retaining the eggs inside their bodies. Amazing!
The reproduction terminology can be confusing. So think of it this way:
Oviparous means egg-laying.
Viviparous means live birth, with no egg hatching at all.
The word "ovoviviparous" is a combination of the two -- there's an egg that develops inside of the female snake, but those eggs are retained inside the female's body at birth to produce live young. (Ovoviparous + viviparous = ovoviviparous)
So how its possible that Anaconda eggs are there. It's The people, the fake news pages who spread rumours and fear among people.