The moment this diver came face-to-face with an enormous anaconda he was able to capture it on film. Check the video below:
While diving in the Formoso River in Brazil in July, Barolomeo Bove and his friend Juca Ygarape came face-to-face with the Green Anaconda, the biggest living snake on the globe.
The large snake, measured 7 meters (23ft), can be seen in the video lying on the riverbed. The next shot in the video is a full-frontal shot of the snake flicking out his tongue. After this, the snake decides to swim off and we can see him swimming away from Bove, who is holding the camera. Instead of screaming of horror (like most of us would do) Bove follows the snake in order to get a better shot of the massive animal. His efforts paid off, as he got some amazing footage of the snake.
Bove explains that big snakes are misunderstood and that they’re not as aggressive as we might think. He said: “The rivers and the bodies of water around the Bonito area are the only places in South America where anacondas can be found in crystal clear waters, and therefore diving with them is possible. As shown in the footage the anaconda swims calm and peaceful, completely indifferent to our presence – sometimes she comes closer, curious about my camera [and] licking the lens.
“The behavior of the anaconda debunks the myth that it is an aggressive and violent creature that can endanger people’s lives.”
Possibly growing up to 9.1 meters (30ft) long and weighing a maximum of 250kg (550lbs), the Green Anaconda is the largest of its species.
They have very strong bodies which they use to kill their prey. They wrap themselves around their victims and constrict their breathing. Because their jaws can unhinge, they are capable of swallowing preys a lot bigger than their own bodies. Sounds creepy, doesn’t it? And yet, Bove and his friend didn’t blink an eye while coming close to such a dangerous animal.