The Yellow Anaconda, also known as the Paraguayan Anaconda, reaches an average adult length of 5-7m; although specimens have been found of up to 7,5 m during the construction of the Itaipu Dam, and in some of the wetlands of Paraguay, principally in tropical regions and national parks such as Ypoá.
Its base colour is brownish yellow with black spots and blotches. It lives mostly in aquatic habitats including ponds, loams, riverbanks and slow-flowing streams. In the rural areas of Argentina “domestic” yellow anaconda’s can be found living loose in homes and storehouses to combat rodents and creepy-crawlies.
Just as with other ophidians it is perfectly edible roasted or fried, after removing its skin and carefully eviscerating it (like many animals it may have parasites in its innards); in being edible it has been one of the diverse food ingredients for indigenous ethnic groups in the areas it inhabits.