UNDERSTANDING YOUR HABITAT; THE BLESSEDNESS OF STAYING IN YOUR HABITAT
With an average length of 6 m (20 ft.) and a top length of 8.8 m (29 ft.) the green anaconda is one of the longest snakes in the world. The green anaconda, with a girth of nearly 30 cm (12 in.) and a weight of 227 kg (550 lb.), is the heaviest of all snakes.
The green anaconda is native to South America, making its home in swamps, marshes and streams. Their enormous size makes it much easier for green anacondas to swim in the water than to slither slowly on land. Their eyes and nostrils are on the top of their head allowing them to see and breathe while most of their body is under water.
Most of their time is spent in the water hunting. Although they use both sight and smell to hunt, they also have the ability to sense heat emitted by potential prey.
Green anacondas prey on a variety of animals including fish, birds, tapirs, wild pigs, capybaras, and caimans (reptiles similar to alligators). Theyve even been known to eat jaguars.
Anacondas are not venomous; they use constriction instead to subdue their prey.
Once an anaconda sights its target, it will grab the animal in its jaws, locking it in with its teeth. Once firmly grasped, the anaconda will coil around the prey and squeeze it until it dies of crushing or suffocation. It will then consume the carcass whole. For larger prey, the green anaconda can unhinge its jaw to stretch its mouth around the body. After a big meal, anacondas can go weeks without eating again.
Green anacondas have also been known to partake in cannibalism. Females, the larger of the sexes, have been reported to eat smaller male anacondas.
Green anacondas spend most of their time alone. However, between April and May, males seek out females for the opportunity to mate. Often times, multiple males will pursue the same female. This results in breeding balls of up to a dozen males wrapped around a single female, all attempting to mate. The breeding ball can last up to 4 weeks.
The Eagle is one of the largest predatory birds in all of Caelereth , and is greatly admired and revered for its fierce manner and majestic appearance. The Eagle has commonly become a symbol of strength and might, but also of freedom and justice.
These great birds have large, broad wings and sharp talons that they use to seize their prey of rodents, lizards, fish, and other such animals. They build nests, or eyries, in tall trees or on cliffs where they will fiercely protect their young.
Most Eagles are about 70 to 90 nails breadths long from the tip of their bill to the end of their tail and weigh 8 to 13 ods, though some may be much bigger are far smaller. Most Eagles have a wingspan of 2 fores, but some can have wingspans far larger. Females are usually a little larger than the males, but all Eagles are exceptionally strong, sometimes able to catch and carry prey that weighs nearly as much as they do.
The Eagle’s feathered head is large and contains two large eyes on either side of it. Despite the location of these eyes, however, the Eagle can see straight ahead. Eagles have some of the keenest sight of any animal, believed to be even keener than an elfs. Despite this, though, most Eagles fly close to the ground when hunting to better spot and catch prey. They sometimes catch their prey using their large, strong beaks which have a hook at the tip to tear prey. The beak is usually between 5 to 7 nailsbreadths in length, but can be even larger than that.
Eagles have strong, broad wings that make them look clumsy when they are on the ground. However, these enormous wings are what allow them to so elegantly fly and they help to support the Eagles heafty, muscular body. Eagles can glide for incredible distances by merely holding their wings out firmly. The long wing feathers are stiff and strong and are shaped in a way that lets air flow efficiently over the wings surface. When an Eagle flies, the wings almost appear like hands with finger-like feathers protruding from an elongated palm. The feathers tend to turn upward slightly as the Eagle flies. Despite their strength, the wings are not used to fight, though some Eagles have been seen using their wings to beat prey.
Most Eagles are colored in deep browns and blacks, but many will have white areas on their body, such as their heads, their tails, their bellies, their legs, or sometimes even the tips of their wing-feathers. Baby Eagles, called Eaglets, tend to have different feather coloration than their parents. They are typically grayish-white and are very soft. As the Eaglets mature, they will gain the feather coloration of their parent.
Eagles have very strong feet and legs. The feet are typically a bright or golden yellow and scaled, while the legs are feathered in white, brown, or black. The dangerously sharp talons are used to seize and carry pray. These talon are long and curved, and come to a jet-black point.
Eagles are incredibly strong creatures, capable of carrying prey that is nearly as heavy as themselves. An Eagle is very strong and quite powerful, and is very respected for its abilities. But its strength is not the only way in which this noble animal stands out among the animal kingdom. It has very keen sight, though it typically hunts low to the ground. Eagles are also fairly smart, sure to avoid danger whenever possible and usually staying out of the way of humans , elves, or other sentient beings.
THE CLASH OF THE EAGLE AND ANACONDA SNAKE; THE HABITAT STRATEGY
From documentary viewed on NatGeoWorld, the battle between the eagle and the anaconda snake has been one of the most challenging because the winner varies. Any of both animal can emerge the winner by killing the other, depending on which of them gets its tactics right first. This battle takes a minimum of one hour before a winner emerges.
What is the tactic? The strategy employed by both animals, considering their strengths as earlier discussed, is the Habitat Strategy. The winner is not determined by strength but by habitat. Both animals understand that as long as it remains in its habitat, it remains undefeatable. The Eagle tries to pick the anaconda snake up from the ground and up into the sky while the Anaconda snake tries to get the eagle pinned down to the earth by striking at the eagles feathers. Victory emerges from one of the animals when either one is taken away from its habitat.
This poses a very interesting point that: Lifes battles are not battles of strength. Where is your habitat? Our true habitat is the spirit and not the flesh. Wherever we find conducive and thus spend most of our time defines our habitat. This is a call for us to become occupants in the Spirit and visitors in the flesh. Our flesh offers us comfort but our spirit offers us rest and security.
STAY IN YOUR HABITAT
The Archenemy of man, that is the devil, understands the strategy of battle between the eagle and the anaconda. He knows that as long as men remain in their true habitat (the spirit), they remain untouchable and undefeatable. The devils goal has been to steal man away from his habitat which makes man vulnerable to the devils attacks which are diverse: temptations, discouragement, fear, and so on. The devil presents diverse bouts to attract man from leaving the spirit to the flesh.
When Jesus was tempted, the three temptations were for Him to leave the Spirit and into the flesh. The devil offered Him bread for the flesh, jumping an exercise by the flesh and bowing for other things. The devil wanted Jesus to leave the Spirit realm so he (the devil) can be able to send other attacks to Him when He (Christ) is in the flesh.
God has given the devil the leverage to attack men when they live in the wrong habitat which is the flesh because His genuine habitat created for man is the Spirit. Fight every distraction, relationship, engagement and job that drags you out of the Spirit. In his epistles, Apostle Paul admonished us that we should know no man after the flesh. This brings us to the consciousness of spirit-defined relationships with people and not carnal-oriented relationships. Examine the kind of people that surround you. Every relationship that is carnally oriented will be spiritually deficient.
Do your involvements take you away from your habitat or do they make you remain there? To some people, their jobs have been the entities that take them to the flesh, as they are instructed to do things that their habitat does not permit. As we know, any animal that leaves its habitat is treading the fastlane of error. Imagine a goat that is always going to the river. One day, it will sink and get lost in it. Dont wait until you sink before finding a job that pleases your habitat. To another, distractions from the things of the Spirit like prayer and study of the word are substituted with chatting on social media and their quiet time is substituted for public engagements. Examine your habitat today.
For the love of Revival, Spiritual Re-awakening and Global Revolution.
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