(Archived) 5. Anaconda – by Dawud Meddings (aged 9)

Deep in the grassland a snake was slithering. It shot from point to point. But this isn’t any snake…this was a heavy constrictor. Stripy green anaconda! It senses prey, a small male lion! It’s predator vs predator. The anaconda leaps up and grabs the lion by its tail. The lion roars the snake attacks coiling around its victim and squeezing it to death. Helplessly, the lion sharpens its nails and claws the snake. The snake howls in pain and drops the lion, who darts around the grass and leaps into a swamp. The anaconda follows in hot pursuit. It catches the lion, bites him up and gulps him down.