Many of North America’s stoutly-built Watersnakes might be termed “mini-Anacondas”, as they are just as surly and ravenous as the South American giant! However, they are fascinating creatures, and very hardy if given proper care. Be prepared for extra clean-up duties, as they have fast metabolisms and can be quite messy…and for 20-100+ ill-tempered, live-born youngsters if you have a pair. Unrelated snakes with similar lifestyles (and attitudes!) are found in swamps and ponds world-wide.