Anaconda!! The name evokes a chill of fear and dread among living men. The ruthless predator which can grow up to 100 feet has caught the fevered imagination of wildlife adventurers and the fantasy weaver’s. Its massive size and the bone crushing hug (constriction) mode of killing its prey has given it a notoriety and terror that remains unrivaled by any other animals. The solitary creatures have made their home in the mysterious forests of Amazon. The elusiveness of this stealth hunter has made it an attractive motherlode to a vast network of scientists and wildlife activists who want to capture it for gaining knowledge and fame.
The anaconda was measured to document its length and few biological samples were taken from the captured snake for a scientist to determine the effect of oil pollution on their land.
The Waorani’s were extremely careful not to hurt the beast since they considered the anaconda to be a spiritual healer imbued with magical powers. One of the riveting capture of the world’s largest predator ended by surprising the BBC crew and the tribe with its sheer magnitude and the passivity of the monster despite its size.