Scuba Diver Comes Face To Face With A 21-Foot-Long Anaconda
Feb 13th, 2020
Anacondas are more than just the ones we saw in the movies. They are real! Some people think that they are fiction, but little did they know that anacondas do exist and they are sharing this world with us.
Anacondas are known to be extremely huge creatures. They are scary-looking snakes but they are not venomous. However, they swim in shallow water and many are not aware that they have come in close contact with an anaconda because of the snake’s color that gives them the ability to camouflage.
Can you imagine enjoying the cold water as you swim and enjoy the day with your loved ones while there are creatures lurking underneath you? For those people who like snakes, this is probably a once in a lifetime experience, but for those who are not loving the thought of sharing the waters with these ginormous creatures, this adventure can turn into a traumatic incident.
Anacondas are often seen in marshes, swamps, and murky waters in South America. But this river has crystal clear water. They never thought that they would be swimming alongside an anaconda. Anacondas hibernate and they “wake up” usually at the end of July or at the beginning of August.
And the temperature in this river can reach up to 22 to 24 degrees all throughout the year. While during the winter months, the air here is colder than the water. This is why the anacondas love to stay in.
Two friends who dived the waters of the Formoso River in Brazil had a close encounter with one of these giant anacondas!
Bartolomeo Bove and Juca Ygarape saw a giant green anaconda while diving the Formoso River. There’s no need to worry because Bove is a professional shark diver and underwater videographer. That means that he knew what he was doing. The creature was 23-feet long (7 meters) and weighs around 90 kgs. The divers caught this close encounter on video and decided to share it online.
In the video, the snake was peacefully resting at the bottom of the river. When the divers approached it, the snake flicked its tongue to inspect the camera that was pointing at him. Then, the giant snake just swims away. Bove decided to swim after it to take more footage.
Bove explained that anacondas are misunderstood, creatures. He further explained:
“The rivers and the bodies of water around the Bonito area are the only places in South America here 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, 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. ”
Bove shared the video to bust the myth about these green anacondas. He said, “No words can do justice to the sensations that I was really feeling during that experience. ” Green anacondas are the largest snakes in the world. They can grow as long as 30 feet or 9.
1 meters and can weigh up to 550 pounds. They are scary looking, but if you do not harm them, they can also be harmless. But remember that before you decide to get close to an anaconda, the Anaconda Facts explains that they could eat a human too.
For Bove, anacondas are amazing creatures and this was a unique experience and a life-changing one for him.