If you are traveling down the Amazon then the last thing you want to be doing is messing with the local wildlife, especially if the object of your attention is an enormous 22 foot anaconda swimming across the river, minding it's own business and not interested in you, or the little boat you are in with a female passenger (in this case, your wife) and your friend. Problem is no one told this guy that.
The group — Sirlei Oliveira, husband Betinho Borges and friend Rodrigo Santos — were boating down the Santa Maria river, in the southwestern state of Mato Grosso do Sul, when they came across the huge snake, reported O Correio News reported.
The truth is it would be safer to be in the water with a great white shark than an Anaconda, however cute you think it is, beware, these creatures are terrifying if they are hungry and hunting.
'Leave it! Oh my god!' yells a hysterical Oliveira in Portuguese as her husband continues to torment the yellow anaconda.
But when there are women around to impress some people throw caution to the wind, and act brave. But Betinho Borges, he's not brave, just smart, the snake is already full and can barely swim. That meal is going to take it minimum 2 weeks to digest, so unless the snake is going to regurgitate his big ass meal and eat this guy... he's safe.
However, since the event the Environmental police have fined the trio $600 and they might face a jail sentence of up to 18 months. So all's not well that ends well.
A guide to how large these reptiles can grow.