The yellow anaconda known as Guriyu surprised tourists on a beach in Entre Ríos and families in Misiones this week. Experts had previously clarified it as a harmless species and asked to take care of it because it was in a vulnerable state.
The first case occurred in the Piedras Blancas spa, where a reptile emerged from the waters of the Paraná River and appeared in the sands of the site. which is 80 kilometers north of the provincial capital
When the animals appeared, the tourists were frightened and hurriedly moved from the shore: Kuriyu was escorted from the premises by security personnel and transferred to the El Brete nature reserve.
Meanwhile, in the missionary town of Aristóbulo del Valle Some 107 kilometers (107 kilometers) northeast of Posadas, a couple saw a yellow python enter their home. It sits in the middle of a forest near Salto Encantado Provincial Park.
As happened in Entre Ríos, the reptilian presence creates fear. The episode, though, ends with the opposite ending: a pair of missionaries kill this beast. A neighbor told Radio FM El Mirador.
The Curiyú, Eunectes notaeus, is the largest of the Argentine genus Boídeos. It can measure up to 4 meters and weigh about 30 kilograms.
This reptile is distributed in the central basin of the Parana and Paraguay rivers. From eastern Bolivia and southern Brazil to the island of Formosa Chaco Corrientes north of Santa Fe. North of Enterrios and south of Misiones
in those areas of Argentina Most live in wetland environments (lakes, estuaries, marshes, ravines and floodplains) always close to river basins.
A yellow boa that appears in Entre Ríos.
Although the popular movie “Anaconda” points to these creatures as dangerous to humans, Eunectes notaeus eats fish, amphibians and reptiles. Birds and mammals that often live in shared habitats: crocodiles, storks, coypus and capybaras.
According to experts, these cases are caused by the yellow anaconda reproductive cycle, which occurs at the beginning of spring and until the end of December: in this sense they emphasize that it is harmless – non-poisonous. – And they asked for protection due to their fragile state.
This reptile’s popular name comes from the Guarani language “Curú tijú,” meaning foam in the throat. This is in reference to the large amount of saliva that accumulates in its mouth as it swallows its prey.
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