I lived in Panama for a year and half. I was driving to work one day and saw a tree branch in the road - stretching from the middle of the lane to 6 feet off of the road extending into the jungle. I knew if I ran over it, I'd be looking at a broken axle on my poor old VW. As I drove by it, I realized (with horror) that it wasn't a tree branch, it was a HUGE Boa constrictor!
+aldren pobadora Yeah really. I was stationed at Galeta Island Panama in the Navy in '91. When I told the Marine sentry about it, a bunch of Marines went to go check it out. They told me a couple of the guys got sick after seeing it. Glad I just drove on by. LOL
I used to have one for a pet and this is definitely an Anaconda, go google images and you will see the colors and patterns are a perfect match. I had 20+ snakes at the time and I would never own another Anaconda as they have a very nasty disposition and even those that are born in captivity aren't pet quality unless you want to handle it with gloves and behind its head. It will bite you constantly. I was so glad when it died.
The bulge in the snakes digestive track just to the upper-right of the photo indicates a recent meal. There is no way that andaconda would just hang there. Thing can probably move about 25 miles per hour at rest.
+Lee Mondesir yes I can just see the newspaper report now: "man holds snake really close to the camera with a crane in the background" right next to "man squashes moon between fingers" and just before "Independent Social Media and Marketing expert,+Randy Hilarski, proves it doesn't take much" I mean the clues in the title. It's ok Randy, the comment will get lost in the cacophony of OMGs.
well Florida has a python problem and they didn,t exist there b4 but they do now.. but are dying off..anything that can kill and eat me that silent keep it away from turtle island. and they eat more than once a month when that big plus they upchuck there food to defend there territory and eat humans..
+Victor Del Prete Col. Fosset found out that these do live in the amazon he spotted a forty foot snake on the banks of the river and all the natives said was. You should see the big ones. It is OK to believe in what you have not yet layed your eyes on.