malformalady: Austrocylindropuntia Crested. Something either in the plants genes or a climatic event caused these plants to ‘crest’. Typically, crested cactus do not bloom flowers and often they can be absent of thorns or spines.
Anaconda (Eunectes murinus) by Fernando Flores cc2.0 Growing over 30 feet (9 meters) long and weighing over 500 pounds (227 kilograms), the green anaconda is the world’s largest snake and it lurks in the Amazon River, lying in wait for prey. Because of its size, the green anaconda is awkward on land, but in the water it can move stealthily and quickly, striking at anything it knows it can overpower — jaguars, caimans, wild pigs, deer and even humans, especially children.