The moment a diver is confronted by a 7 metre anaconda
As you probably know, Anacondas can get f**ken huge. Deadset, these girthy serpents are the reptilian masters of their underwater realm. That might be why they’ve developed a bit of a reputation as being man-eaters over the years. Of course, we don’t know the truth of that, but we reckon it stands to reason that if a snake’s seven metres long, it’s probably not gonna think too hard about whether you’re part of his regular diet or just something different. With that in mind, we reckon most people who saw one in the wild, would clear the f**k out…
Bartolomeo Bove isn’t like most people, though. Yeah, nah, in a video he’s recently posted online, you can see they guy is pretty f**ken chillaxed when it comes to sharing the water with a snake that could probably eat him for dessert. Whether that makes him brave or stupid, we don’t know, but we are grateful he scored some pretty mintox footage of a seven-metre anaconda while he was at it.
Yeah, nah, seven metres, and that’s no shit. Yeah, seven friggen metres. Bove came across the massive prick while diving in the crystal clear waters of the Formoso River in Brazil. Better yet, he f**ken did it on purpose. He reckons the Formoso – and the surrounding bodies of water in Bonito – constitute the only place in South America where you can find anacondas in pristine water.
“The river water temperature is 22-24 degrees year round and when during winter the air is generally cooler than the water the anacondas spend more time in the water,” he reckons. In the video, you’ll see that he doesn’t do what most of us would when confronted with the snake. Yeah, nah, he doesn’t s**t himself a bit. We’re pretty sure there aren’t even fear farts.
That’s because he reckons the anaconda is a good snake. “As shown in the footage the anaconda swims calm and peaceful,” he reckons. “It’s completely indifferent to our presence, and sometimes she comes closer, curious about my camera and licking the lens.”
Final thought: If you come here often, you know we love wildlife. You know we’re all about conservation, but if we came face to face with an anaconda that size, we’d be conserving one thing above all else: ourselves. We’d be long gone! Let us know what you’d do in the Facebook comments.
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Video Link: Bartolomeo Bove