One of South America’s largest snakes found in Uruguay

It is the Hydrodynastes gigas, commonly and alternatively known as the "false water cobra" or the "Brazilian smooth snake", a species that can reach three meters in length.

Uruguay registered the presence of a specimen of Hydrodynastes gigas - better known as the "false water cobra" or the "Brazilian smooth snake" - in the national territory, according to El País.

It is one of the largest aquatic snakes in the region, which can reach a length of three meters.

The reptile was found in the department of Artigas in the country's north and is the second specimen seen in Uruguay. The first was recorded in . . .

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