When a huge snake looks directly into the lens of your camera, you will probably have a strong desire to quickly get away from it.
But diver Bartolomeo Beauvais is so easy not to scare. Previously, he swam in the ocean next to sharks, and in order to meet the anaconda in its natural habitat, he specially flew to Brazil.
Anaconda is the largest snake in the world (of the living ones), they can reach 6-7 meters in length, although there are allegations of observation and even capture of much larger specimens (over 8 and even 11 meters) (Good news about animals – goodnewsanimal. ru).
Anacondas belong to boas, swim well and generally spend more time in water than on land. They prefer muddy swampy waters. They hunt a variety of mammals such as capybaras, small caimans or agoutis. They kill prey by squeezing it tightly with their bodies, strangling and breaking its bones.
Beauvais and his partner Yuka Yagarape arrived on the Formoso River and began to dive to find the anaconda. Searches were short-lived, soon both came across a female anaconda, at first glance seven meters long and weighing under one hundred kg.
The massive snake moved gracefully at the bottom of the river and it seems that people who circled next to it were not at all interested in it. After looking a couple of times at the camera lens and sticking out a forked tongue, the anaconda continued its journey along the muddy bottom.
“She swam calmly and was completely indifferent to us. Her behavior debunkes the myths about the aggressiveness and cruelty of the anacondas towards people,” says Beauvais.
However, anacondas (and other large snakes) still need to be treated with caution. Like any large animal, it can inflict mortal wounds without even intending to kill, but simply wanting to scare away or playing.
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