Wednesday, July 7, 2010

More OMG Jungle Action

Today was climbing trees and seeing a FLIPPING ANACONDA. Unbelievable. This guy likes to hang out in a little oxbow pond (a 'cocha') not dissimilar to the one in which we went swimming the other day. The first order of business was bailing out a wooden double canoe with a bucket. Then we were paddled out by the incredible Antonio, who also managed to spot this beautiful snake amidst the grass. You can't really get the scale from this photo, but this guy must be at least 16 inches in diameter and about 26 feet long. Also pictured are Gabe, Greg, and Leena, fellow Ant Team members. 

5 comments:

Mom said...

It gives a whole new meaning to the words "snake in the grass" doesn't it? Pretty awesome!

Mary said...

I saw a sucuri (ananconda) in the pantanal region years ago - the morning that it ate a calf! Imagine that big snake with a huge mound of calf in it's belly!

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hope said...

woah! giant anacondas, monkeys, armadillos, click beetles, and palm-sized spiders on the bathroom floor!?? Sounds like fun times! That snake is unbelievable! Hope your hand heals up nicely...it might be kind of cool to have some adventure scars from your travels abroad. :-) Take care Jon and enjoy the rest of your trip!
p.s. - the chickens are huge!

Heather said...

Jon... is "seeing an Anaconda" code for "help, im stuck in a tropical prison, come rescue me?"