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An anaconda gives birth underwater

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From the BBC’s Life in Cold Blood, Sir David Attenborough narrates as an anaconda — one of the largest snakes on the planet — gives birth underwater in the marshes of Northern Argentina.

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From ReptileKnowledge.com: Which Snakes Lay Eggs, and Which Give Birth to Live Young?

When baby snakes are born live, as is the case with viviparous and ovoviviparous species, they are completely on their own from day one! There is no parental protection in the snake world. The babies go off on their own shortly after birth, and must fend for themselves.

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